Last updated 13/02/2022

The links below are intended to help you navigate your way around this fabulous and varied genus. 

For the purposes of this website, I have divided the Cornus that we grow in the collection here into groups of visually similar and closely related species and hybrids. The groups are as follows:

Cornus with floral bracts:
      Cornus kousa cultivars
      Cornus x rutgersensis hybrids
      Semi Evergreen Cornus
      Evergreen Cornus
      Cornus nuttallii
cultivars and hybrids
      Cornus florida cultivars

Click HERE to go to an introduction to the bract-forming dogwoods group within Cornus, including some photos for inspiration.

Layered Cornus
      includes cultivars of the species Cornus alternifolia and Cornus controversa which develop a characteristic layered habit.
Cornus mas and Cornus officinalis cultivars

The names in green are all links to their specific entry in the catalogue pages. 

The principle is that it should make it quicker to find the plant that you are looking for in the larger genera where we have plants of a great many species. Thus, if you are looking for a specific plant, you don't have to trawl through pages and pages to find it.

As you can see from the lists below, we have an extensive collection of these fabulous plants. So many that the choice can seem daunting. Don't hesitate to email me at if you would like help in making your selection.

Click HERE to go straight to the first page of the Cornus listings. Follow through the pages with the links at the bottom of the page to explore our complete collection.

Cornus species Website Classification Group Cultivars in the Collection
Cornus alternifolia Layered Cornus 'Argentea'  'Brunette'  'Goldfinch'  'Illusion'  'Moonlight'  'Silver Giant'  'Winter Surprise'  'Yellow Spring'
Cornus controversa Layered Cornus 'Candlelight'  'Laska'  'Lucia'  'Pagoda'  'Troya Dwarf'  'Variegata'  'Variegata Frans Type'
Cornus florida Cornus florida cultivars 'Cherokee Brave'  'Cherokee Chief'  'Sweetwater'  'White Cloud'
Cornus florida x nuttallii hybrids Cornus nuttallii cultivars and hybrids 'Ascona'  'Cobhay Titan'  'Dorothy'  'Eddies White Wonder'  'Ormonde'   'Pink Blush'
Cornus kousa Cornus kousa cultivars 'Akabana'  'All Summer'  'Akatsuki'  'Autumn Rose'  'Big Apple'  'Blue Shadow'  'Bodnant'  'Bultinck's Giant Flower'  'Cappuccino'  'Cherokee'  'China Dawn'  'China Girl'  'Claudia'  'Copacabana'  'Doubloon'  'Dr. Bump'  'Dwarf Pink'  'Ed Mezitt'  'Elizabeth Lustgarten'  'Fanfare'  'Fernie's Favourite'  'Galilean'  'Gay Head'  'Girard Nana'  'Gold Cup'  'Gold Star'  'Greensleeves'  'Greta's Gold'  'Highland'  'John Slocock'  'Kreuzdame'  'Little Beauty'  'Lizzie P'  'Lustgarten Weeping'  'Madame Butterfly'  'Milky Way'  'Milky Way Select'  'Miss Petty'  'Miss Satomi'  'Moonbeam'  'National'  'Nicole'  'Ohkan'  'Peve Limbo'  'Peve Satomi Compact'  'Pollywood'  'PVG'  'Radiant Rose'  'Rasen'  'Rosemoor Pink'  'Schmetterling'  'Sluis Slim'  'Snowbird'  'Snowflake'  'Snow Flurries'  'Southern Cross'  'Spinners'  'Square Dance'  'Steeple'  'Summer Majesty'  'Summer Stars'  'Temple Jewel'  'Teutonia'  'Trinity Star'  'Tsukabanomine'  'Weaver's Weeping'  'Whirlwind'  'White Dream'  'White Dusted'  'White Fountain'  'White Giant'  'Wieting's Select'  'Wisley Queen'  'Wolf Eyes'
Cornus kousa x florida hybrids Cornus x rutgersensis hybrids  'Aurora'  'Celestial'  'Constellation'  'Ruth Ellen'  'Stellar Pink' 
Cornus mas Cornus mas and Cornus officinalis 'Aureoelegntissima'  'Elegant'  'Flava'  'Golden Glory'  'Hillier's Upright'  'Jolico'  'Kasanlak'  'Pioneer'  'Redstone'  'Variegata'
Cornus mas x officinalis Cornus mas and Cornus officinalis
Cornus nuttallii  Cornus nuttallii cultivars and hybrids 'Colrigo Giant'  'Gold Spot'  'Monarch'  'North Star'  'Portlemouth'  'Zurico'
Cornus officinalis Cornus mas and Cornus officinalis 'Robin's Pride'  'Spring Glow'
Cornus wilsoniana Cornus kousa cultivars

Evergreens and Semi-Evergreens 
We have an increasing collection of selections of flowering dogwood that hold their leaves long into the winter, so I have extracted these from the complete list above. Some of these are truly evergreen, whilst others are better thought of as semi-evergreen because they will eventually loose some or all of their leaves dependant on the severity of the weather. As a group, these will grow happily enough in even a very shady site, but often flower to their full potential with more light. Most evergreens can be more vulnerable to severe winter weather simply by virtue of having foliage at that stage. We are extremely exposed here, so we know that these can tolerate frost and even high wind. However, the latter can become an issue if the ground is frozen solid for any length of time, as can severe cold. 
It is difficult to accurately classify many of these selections because of limited information regarding their origins.  
Cornus species Website Classification Group Cultivars in the Collection
Cornus angustata Evergreen Cornus see Cornus elliptica
Cornus Blooming Tetra series Semi-Evergreen Cornus 'Blooming Merry Tetra'  'Blooming Pink Tetra'  'Blooming White Tetra'
Cornus capitata Evergreen Cornus 'Kilmacurragh Rose'
Cornus capitata x kousa hybrids Semi-Evergreen Cornus 'Gloria Birkett'  'Kenwyn Clapp'  'Norman Hadden'  'Porlock'
Cornus elliptica Evergreen Cornus 'First Choice'  'Full Moon'
Cornus emeiensis Evergreen Cornus see Cornus hongkongensis
Cornus hongkongensis Evergreen Cornus
Cornus Summer series Evergreen Cornus 'Summer Flair'  'Summer Glossy'  'Summer Passion'  'Summer Sky Tree'

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