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Flowering Dogwood

Botanical Name
Cornus florida
Zones 5 to 9
Up to 30'
Equal or greater than height
Mid May: yellowish-green flower surrounded by four bracts of white, red, or pink
Bright, shiny red, oblong
Fall Color
Red to reddish-purple
Full sun to part shade
Cool, moist, well-drained, acidic with plenty of organic matter
Planting & Care
  • Transplant balled and burlap while tree is still small
  • Flowering dogwood does not tolerate heat, drought, pollution or salt
Borers, anthracnose, powdery mildew, canker, crown rot. Flower buds are often killed or injured by cold temperatures of Zone 5.
  • Cherokee Brave - pink bracts, 15'
  • Cherokee Princess - large white bracts, heavy bloomer, reliable
  • Cherokee Sunset - red bracts, variegated foliage with pink to yellow margins, good anthracnose resistance, 25'

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