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Cornus controversa

Common Name(s):
Giant dogwood
Cultivar(s):
Variegata, Shikokumontana aka Hemsl.
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Medium to tall ornamental flowering tree.

Seasons of Interest:

   Foliage: Fall    Bloom: Summer, early   Fruit: Summer-Fall, red berries  

Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites.  Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. When stressed, is susceptible to a large number of disease problems, most serious is dogwood anthracnose. Other diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spot, canker, root rot and leaf & twig blight. It can also become vulnerable to borers. 

Height:
35-45 ft.
Flower:
3-7 in. flat-topped cyme of creamy white flowers in May-June; 0.25 in. reddish to purple to blue black fruit
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to part shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Picturesque; horizontal branches; wide-spreading
Width:
20-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
3-6 in. alternate, simple leaves; may develop purple fall color
Tags:
deciduous, bees, fall color, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, shelter

NCCES plant id: 1963

Cornus controversa Form
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0
Cornus controversa 'Shikokumontana' Cornus controversa 'Shikokumontana'
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
K. M., CC BY - 2.0