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Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Height: 15 to 30'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

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

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

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.