White Flowering Dogwood by Drew Avery is licensed by CC BY 2.0

Dogwood, White Flowering – 12-18″ (2-0)

White flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is perhaps the showiest of native shrubs.  Plant it in a warm micro-climate, as the flower buds might occasionally be killed in zone 5 (it does not occur naturally in Michigan north of Lake County).  It is also important to provide it the proper conditions to avoid disease issues.  White flowering dogwood prefers organic, rich soils in partial shade, with average moisture in well-drained soil.

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Product Description

  • Seedling Size:  12-18″
  • Seedling Age:  2-0
  • Mature Height:  15 – 30 feet
  • Mature Width:  15 – 30 feet
  • Soil Type:  Acidic, Organic, Well-drained
  • Moisture: Moderate
  • Sun:  Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Growth Rate:  Slow

Key Characteristics of White Flowering Dogwood

  • Flowers are small and yellow-green in the center of the large, showy bracts.  Blooms in May.
  • The opposite, simple leaves contain latex.
  • The dark, attractive bark resembles alligator skin.
  • It sometimes retains fruit into winter.  Showy colors are seen in the fall.

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