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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. 

( from 18,00  )

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
Italy
Mira (VE)
Le Basse del Brenta
Italy
Cartigliano (VI)
Parco dell’Amicizia
Italy
Tezze sul Brenta (VI)
Parco Fiume Brenta
Italy
Carmignano di Brenta (PD)