American-Boxwood, Arrowwood, Dogwood, Eastern Flowering Dogwood, White Dogwood
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Cornus florida is a deciduous tree or shrub species in the Cornaceae family. It develops a broad but conical shape with age. In late spring and early summer, it produces clusters of discrete green flowers that are surrounded by white or pink showy bracts, giving a stunning display. This plant prefers to have its roots in a shady and cool spot.
Take softwood cuttings in summer.
Small red fruits can develop in autumn.
Leaves turn a purple red colour in autumn before falling.
Although the green flowers are small, the 4 large coloured bracts surrounding them provide a lovely display.
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Clay, Sand, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Very acid, Neutral
This low maintenance tree can be used as ground cover on banks and slopes.
White, Green, Pink
Although generally disease free they can suffer from Cornus anthracnose.
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