Cornus sanguinea | Bloodtwig Dogwood | Compressa | 10_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Cornus sanguinea, also known as Bloodtwig Dogwood, and Compressa. These shrubs like to live in full sun where they can get up to 20 feet high. The white flowers appear in the middle of the summer. In the fall the leaves turn orange and the stems turn red giving it a stunningly beautiful appearance. For this reason some people call it winter fire. A blueish green dye is made from the fruit. The wood is used to make baskets, tools, and charcoal. The wood is also used as fuel. Cornus trees in general are larval host plants for the Spring Azure butterfly, and the Cecropia silkmoth. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.