Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood


Sun: can tolerate full sun but best in partial shade

Soil: well-drained; intolerant of poorly drained soils and drought

Growth rate: moderate (1-2 ft/yr)

Mature size: up to 30 ft. height

Landscape use: flowering, ornamental, sustains wildlife

Fruit: bright red berries around September

Flower: showy white display before leaves emerge in spring

Fall color: crimson red

Seasonal interest: flower display in spring; red berries in fall; checkered bark

Sustaining wildlife: host of Silk Moths; flowers provide nectar to butterflies; fruit eaten by more than 35 species of birds, including cardinals, bluebirds, and waxwings

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