Belongs to: shrubs

Dogwood Cornus sanguinea

Also known as: common dogwood


Best time to see: Jun to end Oct

Key facts

A shrub or small tree with red twigs that are conspicuous in winter

Flat heads of white flowers in June or July are followed by clusters of black berries, known as dogberries

The wood is tough and very durable, and has been used to make arrows

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Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Owen Keen