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.