77 Eastern Dogwood

This tree will be replaced in the near future

Facts About Eastern Dogwood

Cornus florida

Native to: Eastern North America
Crown: Rounded to flattened top
Height: 20 - 25 feet
Width: 20 - 35 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate

Characteristics: This tree blooms in early to mid-May, blossoms turn a glowing red before they fall. It has reddish purple fall foliage with fruit that is attractive to birds.

Negative Features: Low branching and multi-stemmed habit requires regular pruning to develop tree form and maintain and 8'-10' canopy suitable for street tree use. Occasionally susceptible to anthracnose.

Uses: Good for underneath wires, cul-de-sacs, and tight situations where there is little room on arterial, collector, and residential streets. Good for entry features and highlights. Do not plant in full sun or hot, dry location. Best grown as an understory tree in partial shade. Best used in limited quantity. This is a good choice when a shorter tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.

Comments: Eastern Dogwood does best in well-drained soil with cultivation. There are a number of select varieties to choose from.

Engraved stone sign for Eastern Dogwood, Cornus florida.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 4 ft.
Graphic displaying whether tree height will work with existing utility lines.