Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow upon transplanting, gradually assuming medium rate.Mature Height - 20-40'Mature Width - 20-40'Longevity - 100-200 years
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - True flowers in April-May, greenish yellow, 0.25" across, held upright along stems. The showy parts are the 4 white bracts which are ovate and about 2" long. Flowers open before the leaves and are effective for 10-14 days.Fruit - Drupe, glossy red 0.33" to 0.5" long, ovid, 3-4 to a cluster, ripening in September-OctoberLeaf - Fall Color - Red-reddish purple.Bark - Young stems reddish-purple. Older wood has a grayish, alligator hide appearance.Other Features - Many cultivars available from white to red flowers, variegated leaves some white-green, yellow-green. One of our most popular dogwoods.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Acid well-drained soil, performs best in some shade. Not pollution tolerantNative Habitat - Massachusetts to Florida, west to Ontario, Texas and Mexico Cultivated 1731. To zone 5.Diseases and Insects - Borer, petal and leaf spots, leaf and stem anthracnose. Diacula spp. has weaken or killed many. Many other problems attack this species.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 florida.