Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Mature Height - 15-25'Mature Width - 22-37'Longevity - Initially slow, medium when established.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Clusters of yellowish white, extremely fragrant flowers, borne in flat-topped, 1.5-2.5" diameter cymes. 7-10 days in May-early June.Fruit - Drupe, bluish black, bloomy, 0.25-0.33" across, July-August, not long lasting. Fruit changes from green to red, then to blue-black at maturity.Leaf - Fall Color - Usually not outstanding, but can be reddish purple.Bark - First and second year stems are often lustrous brown to purple; older bark is gray and slightly ridged-and-furrowed.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Fibrous root system transplant best as a young plant; requires moist, acid, well-drained, cool soil; prefers a partially shaded situation, though has been observed in full sun locations.Native Habitat - New Brunswick to Minnesota south to Georgia and Alabama. Introduced 1760.Diseases and Insects - Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.- Other plants of the genus Cornus.- Other plants of the species Cornus alternifolia.