Flowering Dogwood

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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) is a deciduous tree that dazzles with its springtime display of white or pink bracts. Its red berries and vibrant fall foliage add to its appeal. Often found in woodland settings, it’s perfect for adding understory beauty. The Flowering Dogwood is not just a tree; it’s a springtime celebration, heralding the season with its blooms.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-30′ tall, 15-30′ wide
Plant Spacing: 15-30′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: White or pink

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/2″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Bitter
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Red, oval
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Red
Lifespan: 25-50 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No