Flowering Dogwood(Cornus florida)
|Possible Problems: borers, powdery mildew, anthraconse|
|Benefits: flowers, fall color|
|Tree Type: Deciduous|
|Height: Medium (25'-50')|
|Spread: Wide (Over 50')|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
Description: often incorrectly planted in the wrong location (sunny front yards), the native flowering dogwood is a beautiful flowering tree naturally occuring as an understory plant. in landscape plantings we should try to immitate the natural setting by planting in partial to full shade. your tree will perform much better and live a much longer life if planted in the right location.