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Cornus florida

Common Name(s):
Flowering dogwood
Cultivar(s):
Cherokee Princess (white), Sweetwater (red), Cherokee Chief (red), Pygmy (dwarf), Appalachian Spring (white), Rubra (pink), Cherokee Daybreak (variegated foliage), Cherokee Sunset (variegated foliage), Cherokee Brave (red), Cloud 9 (white)
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Berries attract birds and squirrels; shallow root system; maroon to red fall foliage; shallow root system; native; best form and flowers in light shade; mulch to maintain moist soil; subject to anthracnose disease if grown in western NC with high humidity, poor air circulation, and heavy shade

Diseases of Dogwood

Height:
15-30 ft.
Flower:
4-in. white bracts in April; glossy red fruit in fall; pink and red cultivars available
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Semi-rounded top; horizontal low branches creating a layered look
Exposure:
Partial shade; moderate to well-drained soil
Fruit:
White flowers in spring; red berries in fall
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
3-6 in. opposite, simple leaf; red to reddish-purple fall color

NCCES plant id: 471

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