Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

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Description:

One of the most charming and conspicuous small woodland trees. Tiny flowers are surrounded by showy, white, petal like bracts. Bright red fall fruits attract migrating birds. 15 to 30 feet tall. Blooms April to May. Medium moisture, well drained soils. Prefers organically rich, acidic soils in part shade, but can do well in full sun.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Virginia Dogwood, Florida Dogwood
Plant Family:Cornaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:April to May
Fruit Timing:Fall
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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