Cornus florida 'Grovflor'

Spring Grove™ Flowering Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth 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 large white bracts in a 5" diameter circle. Flowers open before the leaves and are effective for 10-14 days. Heavy producer of flowers.
Fruit - Heavy fruit set. Drupe, glossy red 0.33" to 0.5" long, ovid, 3-4 to a cluster, ripening in September-October
Leaf - medium green leaves
Fall Color - reddish purple fall color
Bark - Young stems reddish-purple. Older wood has a grayish, alligator hide appearance.
Other Features - Parent plant originated as a seedling at Spring Grove, Cincinnati. 22' by 32' at 45 years of age, survived -26 degrees F.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Acid well-drained soil, performs best in some shade. Not pollution tolerant
Native 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 - Large white bracts (5" diameter), often 2 to 3 terminal flower buds,
Weakness -

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- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
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