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Arboretum: White Flowering Dogwood

White Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

Native to eastern United States. Small deciduous tree to 30' x 30'. Flowers are small yellowish green surrounded by 4 bracts. Blooms in mid May. Small red fruits are eaten by birds. Prefers cool, moist, acidic soil in full sun. Not tolerant of heat, drought, pollution or road salt. Dogwoods have a host of problems that can severely stress or kill the tree. 


Family: Cornaceae
Type: Native/Ornamental
Origin: Eastern United States
Season: Spring




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