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A plant of a genus that comprises the dogwoods.
- ‘Buds appeared in March and from then there was no stopping the growth of several soft, pale green stems climbing up the supporting branches of the cornus.’
- ‘This is cheap and easy to do with specimens such as berberis, buddleia, cornus, kerria, philadelphus, spirea and willow.’
- ‘Deciduous shrubs can also be used, especially for inside decoration, where long, bare branches of cornus or willow look good put into a large, heavy container and draped with fairy lights.’
- ‘Now is the time to take hardwood cuttings from shrubs such as dogwood or cornus, says Gina Parkinson.’
- ‘The branches from coloured stemmed cornus, which are cut hard back each March are very useful for this job.’
Modern Latin, from Latin, ‘dogwood’.
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