| Flowering Dogwood, Dogwood, Virginia Dogwood, Florida Dogwood, Arrowwood, Boxwood, False Box, White Cornel|
Flowering Dogwood blossoms from late March until early May in the woodlands of east Texas, where it grows on well-drained, sandy, acid soils. It is most common as an understory tree, where it can reach 40 feet; it is shorter and most beautiful when in full sun. It has multi-season interest: white or pink spring flowers (actually bracts), dark green summer foliage, red summer/fall fruit, red to maroon fall color, and a graceful horizontal branching pattern. When it is grown outside its native environment, it should be planted in a raised, amended bed shielded from harsh afternoon sun.
Plant Habit or Use: small tree
Exposure: partial sun
Flower Color: four-part white to pink bracts around tiny greenish-yellow flowers
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: red oblong cone-shaped drupe.
Height: 20 to 30 ft.
Width: 20 to 30 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high medium
Water Requirements: high medium
Soil Requirements: acid neutral