Cornus florida


Common Name: flowering dogwood
Plant Type:Tree
Light (original): sun to light shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:12 to 30 feet
Width:8 to 15 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland
Soil Type:moist, well-drained
Soil Moisture:Mesic
Seed Ripens:
USDA Zones:5 to 9
Flower Colour:4" white bracts
Bloom Time:
Comments:Glossy red fruit in fall attracts birds. Disease prone.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
Germination Notes:
Grow Notes:
Picture Copyright: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester, PA.