Spring Grove™ Flowering Dogwood
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 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-OctoberLeaf - medium green leavesFall Color - reddish purple fall colorBark - 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 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 - Large white bracts (5" diameter), often 2 to 3 terminal flower buds,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.