Cornus

Cornus is a genus of about 30–60 speciesof woody plants in the family Cornaceae, commonly known as dogwoods, which can generally be distinguished by their blossoms, berries, and distinctive bark.

They are valued as structural plants (due to their interesting branching patterns), while also furnishing your landscaping with colorful spring flowers and fall foliage. 

The leaves are green during summer and change to an attractive reddish-purple during the fall before dropping to the ground.

Red-twig dogwoods fall firmly into the shrub category. They also offer your landscaping something quite different from the types of dogwoods considered so far: colorful bark. Thus the common names “red-twig” dogwood. This bark color is most apparent in winter and in early spring, when there are no leaves on the branches to obscure the view. Color may even intensify in spring.

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