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Cornus florida

Flowering Dogwood

Eastern Dogwood, Dogwood Tree
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cornus florida
Principal Common Name Flowering Dogwood
Common Name(s) Eastern Dogwood, Dogwood Tree
Description A small flowering irregularly branching deciduous tree with twigs pointing upward. The small almost insignificant flowers are surrounded by four rounded white bracts that are notched at the tips.
General Comments There are some selections of this tree with flower color ranging from pink to red.
Nativity Eastern US
Height Range 20 - 0 FT
Spread Range 20 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture
Form Small Tree
Flower Color White bracts : Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Loam : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Flower : Form : Shape

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