Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

Flowering dogwood (cornus florida) is found through most of the Eastern U.S. and a good portion of Canada. These trees are prized for their graceful shape and spring blooms.

  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: Mature flowering dogwood grow from 15 to 40 feet tall.
  • Average Width: The canopy of a flowering dogwood tree can spread to 20 feet.
  • Leaf Description: Cornus florida leaves are opposite, simple, 3 to 5 inches long, oval in shape with an entire or slightly wavy margin, green above and slightly paler below.
  • Bark Description: Flowering dogwood tree bark is gray and smooth when young, turning very scaly to finely blocky when mature.
  • Twig Description: Slender, green or purple twigs, later turning gray.
  • Flowering: Very small and inconspicuous tight cluster of flowers surrounded by 4 very showy, large, white (occasionally pink) bracts, 2 inches in diameter, appearing in mid-spring.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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