Cornus florida

Flowering Dogwood

This large group of trees, shrubs and ground covers features plants with attractive flowers and foliage, colorful bark and dependable fall color. Dogwoods are often used as flowering accents, architectural screens or mat-like ground covers. Prune out the oldest branches every year to encourage new growth.
Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood
The most popular flowering dogwood, its white, pink, or red flower bracts develop in spring. Needs well-drained soils, fertilizer and summer moisture. Mulch to maintain cool, moist soil. Transplant as ball and burlap. Will not tolerate air pollution.

Attributes - Cornus florida

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: Pink, Red, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 35 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles, Black Spot, Scales.

Related Plants

Cornus 'Cherokee Sunset', Cornus 'Rainbow', Cornus alba, Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata', Cornus alba 'Elegantissima', Cornus alba 'Sibirica', Cornus alternifolia, Cornus canadensis, Cornus controversa, Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief', Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess', Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset', Cornus florida 'Rubra', Cornus florida rubra, Cornus kousa, Cornus kousa chinensis, Cornus mas, Cornus mas variegata, Cornus nuttallii, Cornus sericea, Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea', Cornus stolinifera, Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea', Cornus stolonifera 'Isanti'
 
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