Cornus florida (White Flowering Dogwood) Unity Grown
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Cornus florida is a native, straight species flowering tree commonly called flowering dogwood, and is considered to be among the most spectacular flowering trees in United States at springtime. Flowering dogwood can be multi- or single-stemmed, and grows 15-30' tall with a short trunk and horizontal branching, typically wider than it is tall. In spring, a profusion of long-lasting white bracts fills the tiered branches, followed by attractive green leaves and bright red fruits in summer for attracting birds and wildlife for the fall and winter seasons.
Cornus florida grows best in full to part sun, though it prefers things a bit on the shadier size, and may be best grown as an understory tree in well drained soils. Additionally, you can provide a 2-4" layer of mulch to help keep the roots cool and moist through especially hot summers.