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Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood

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 Cornus florida
Family: Cornaceae
Flowering Dogwood
Origin: eastern United States
Can be used for bonsaismall tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shademoderate waterwhite/off-white flowersyellow/orange flowerspink flowersattracts butterflies, hummingbirdssubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowering dogwood has opposite, deciduous midgreen leaves, 3-6 in (7.6-15 cm) long, which turn red and purple in autumn. Flowering dogwood blooms in the spring, as its new leaves are unfolding, and usually remains showy for 2-3 weeks. The inflorescence consists of four showy petal-like bracts, usually snow white or pink, surrounding a cluster of tiny inconspicuous yellowish flowers.

Flowering dogwood is one of the most popular ornamental specimen trees in eastern North America. Use dogwood as a framing tree or as a background tree.

Partial or broken shade is best, but flowering dogwood can tolerate full sun, too. It does best with some shade in the south and full sun in the north. Established specimens are tolerant of normal dry periods, but will need supplemental watering during extreme droughts.


 Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood

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Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood

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Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood

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Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood

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Flowering Dogwood. A small tree with a short trunk that branches low, producing a slightly rounded to flat-topped crown? with bright, shiny red fruits. Some trees retain fruit into the winter. Flowering Dogwood has four season appeal in flowers, fruits, fall, color, bark and branching character.
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Cornus nuttallii - seeds

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The Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii (syn. Benthamidia nuttallii), is a species of dogwood native to western North America. It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree, reaching 10-25 m tall.
The small flowers are in a dense cluster surrounded by large white bracts. The 4-8 large white "petals" are actually bracts, each bract 2-3" long and broad. The fruit is a compound pink-red berry about 1-2" diameter, it is edible.
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