The American Dogwood Tree, Cornus Florida
The blooming of the American Dogwood tree is a tell-tale sign that spring has arrived. These trees reach a height of 30 feet at most, and produce white, pink or red bracts with a center of bright yellow flowers.
Once the heat of summer arrives, these beautiful blossoms give way to light green leaves; during Autumn, the foliage of American Dogwood trees turn a deep red before falling.
The Benefits of Planting an American Dogwood Tree
- Visually appealing during all four seasons
- Full leaves offer shade during the summer
- A modest-sized tree
Caring for an American Dogwood Tree
The American Dogwood tree flourishes in partial sun, and prefers nutrient-rich, well-drained soil.
Here are some links I hope will be helpful:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_florida: Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae native to eastern North America and northern Mexico. An endemic population once spanned from southernmost coastal Maine south to northern Florida and west to the Mississippi River.
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/dogwoodfaq2.html: Where can I find out more about dogwoods? If you’re interested in dogwoods for your landscape, ask your local nursery or extension educator for information on those that can be grown in your area. Rare cultivars with variegated foliage or unusually colored bracts may be difficult to find; check our Plant Sources Page (http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/sources.html) for tips on finding a nursery that sells the plant you are looking for.
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/sources.html: As a start, you may want to contact the Nurserymen’s Association in your state. Some states have web sites with searchable databases that include all the plant materials grown by member nurseries. If this is not available, you may be able to send an inquiry to the organization about the availability of a particular plant.
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Can the dogwood tree grow in California
I recently saw them in Ohio and want to plant one but I live in California