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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.

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:
birds, deciduous, fall color, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1963

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