Flowering Dogwood

Arbor walk #81

This small, adaptive, flowering tree blooms in early Spring. It has white flowers and oval dark green leaves which turn into shades of red in the Fall and it grows bitter, inedible bright red fruits. 

Name Flowering Dogwood
Latin Name Cornus florida
Type Native
Diameter 3 multi stem 3″ cal.avg.
Color of Leaf Dark green, shades of red in fall
Shape of Leaf Oval, 3″ to 6″ long
Color of Flower White
Shape of Flower 4 petal like bracts, 3″ to 4″ diameter
Fruit Characteristics Bright red clusters, egg-shapped, berry-like drupe, 1/2″ long
Bark Characteristics Reddish-tan to dark brown, broken into square or round blocky scales
Foliage Type Deciduous

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