Cornus sanguinea

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCornaceaeCornusCornus sanguinea

Ecology

A deciduous shrub, locally frequent in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and shelter-belts on limestone soils or base-rich clays, and sometimes dominant in hedges and scrub on chalk. It is frequently planted in landscaping schemes and is introduced sporadically, or occurs as an escape, outside its native range. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 810

Height (cm): 400

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Clones formed by suckering from roots

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1179

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 52

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.06

Weighted Changed Factor: 15

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

11

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003626