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Cornus florida

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Cornus florida - White Flowering Dogwood - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

Cornus florida - White Flowering Dogwood - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Cornus florida

  • White bracts are very showy around inconspicuous flowers before the leaves appear
  • Oval, glossy, red fruit, held in clusters, are attractive to birds
  • Drooping, glossy, green leaves
  • Fall colour scarlet to red, almost pink
  • Upright clump of tiered, horizontal branches
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario 

Zone:

6

Height:

7-8 m

Spread:

7-8 m

Colour:

White
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White Flowering Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Can be grown as a specimen tree or shrub. Plant 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 florida Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color
Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Vase-shape
Tiered
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus florida

Cornus florida 'Jean's Appalachian Snow'

Cornus florida 'Jean's Appalachian Snow'

Jean's Appalachian Snow Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'

Cherokee Princess Dogwood

Cornus x 'Eddie's White Wonder'

Cornus x 'Eddie's White Wonder'

Eddie's White Wonder Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cloud Nine'

Cornus florida 'Cloud Nine'

Cloud Nine Dogwood