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Cornus controversa

Cornus controversa - Giant Dogwood

Cornus controversa - Giant Dogwood

More About Cornus controversa

  • Tiny, yellowish-white, fragrant flowers in flat-topped clusters
  • Scented flowers will attract insects for pollination
  • Abundant clusters of bluish-black berries in the summer
  • Textured, cupped, green leaves turn to red and purple in the fall
  • Horizontally branched, tiered, spreading tree
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

5

Height:

9-10 m

Spread:

9-10 m

Colour:

White
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Wedding Cake Tree Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in medium moisture and a well-drained soil, however, they will tolerate a wide range of soils. Thrives in some shade and in full sun if roots are shaded. 


Cornus controversa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Tiered
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus controversa

Cornus alternifolia

Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda Dogwood