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Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Height: 15 to 30'

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7

Other Names: cornus florida, white dogwood

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Flowering Dogwood, also known as White Dogwood, is a small understory tree which typically grows about 15′-30′. In spring, these trees put on quite a display with their showy white flowers. By late summer they develop bright red fruit, which is loved by birds. Cornus florida makes for a wonderful specimen tree near homes. An interesting fact about this tree is the name dogwood actually comes from the fact that people used to make cooking skewers (called “dags” or “dogs”) out of its dense, hard wood. This is a host plant for the lovely Spring Azure butterfly, pictured above.


Additional information


15 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

cornus florida, white dogwood

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

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