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Dogwood

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This species, native to the Mediterranean region yet common all over the Peninsula, has entered the history of literature and art since ancient times. Homer spoke of its red-colored berries.. Later, it's was Virgil, who-no less-has the Trojan Horse built from its wood. Now, J. K. Rowling uses it for Harry Potter's magic wands.

Scientific name: Cornus mas
Common name: Cherry dogwood

It is a member of the Cornaceae family. It can be found from southwestern and eastern Europe to the Middle East. It grows in sunny shrubs, sparse woods and escarpments. The plant blooms in early spring while its fruits, dogwoods, are ready for consumption between late August and early October. They should be harvested and eaten when they reach full maturity, which is when they reach a bright red color.

Dogwood bark and fruit are used in phytotherapy for their febrifuge and astringent properties, which are very useful in cases of intestinal disorders and febrile states of various kinds. From the grayish bark, in fact, phytotherapeutic remedies (infusions and teas) are obtained that are useful against malaise, weakness and flu-like states. The berries, which reach full maturity in late August, are rich in vitamin C and were once considered the most effective natural remedy for fighting dysentery. Their high content of vitamin C, malic acid, mucilage and tannins give them anti-diarrheal, diuretic and tonic properties.

Dogwood's bark and fruit are used in phytotherapy for their febrifuge and astringent properties. They are very useful in cases of intestinal disorders and febrile states of various kinds. From the grayish bark, in fact, phytotherapeutic remedies (infusions and teas) are obtained that are useful against malaise, weakness and flu-like states. The berries, which reach full maturity in late August, are rich in vitamin C and were once considered the most effective natural remedy for fighting dysentery. Their high content of vitamin C, malic acid, mucilage and tannins give them anti-diarrheal, diuretic and tonic properties. 

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What makes it unique

7,00 Kg
of CO2 captured over a year
3 meters

reachable height

100 years

maximum life expectancy

Forests where you can grow your own Dogwood, adopting or giving it away.

Bosco Moranzani
Italia
Mira (VE)
Le Basse del Brenta
Italia
Cartigliano (VI)
Parco Albbruck
Italia
Carmignano di Brenta
Serio Park
Italy
Ripalta Arpina (CR)
South Adda Park
Italy
Lodi (LO)
Parco dell’Amicizia
Italia
Tezze sul Brenta (VI)
Ticino Valley Park
Italy
Abbiategrasso (MI)
North Oglio Park
Italy
Villachiara (BS)
Torbiere del Sebino Natural Reserve
Italy
Iseo (BS)
Scuole Verdi
Italia
Carmignano di Brenta
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