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Cornus controversa, Swida controversa, Giant Dogwood, Wedding Cake Tree

Cornus controversa, Swida controversa

Giant Dogwood, Wedding Cake Tree
Family: Cornaceae
Origin: Japan, China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This rounded, deciduous tree with spreading, tiered branches is especially dramatic in the landscape. Flat panicles of white flowers appear in summer, followed by globose black fruit.

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