Flowering Dogwood Tree

Flowering Dogwood Tree

Flowering Dogwood Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Cornus florida
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Partial shade; moist well drained soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Semi rounded top; horizontal low branches creating a layered look
Height:   15 to 30'
Weight:   15 to 20
Leaf:   3 to 6" opposite, simple leaf; red to reddish purple fall color
Flower/Fruit:   4" white bracts in April; glossy red fruit in fall
Comments:    Native; best form and flowers in light shade; fruit attracts birds; mulch to maintain moist soil; subject to anthracnose disease if grown in western NC with high humidity, poor air circulation, and heavy shade
Habit:   Deciduous
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