Flowering dogwood trees bloom white (or sometimes pink) in mid-spring.
The dogwood's berries are a favorite food of bluebirds, cardinals and cedar waxwings, but they are poisonous to people.
The flowering dogwood blooms in snowy blossoms in the spring.
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Flowering Dogwood Facts
- Scientific name: Cornus florida
- Range: all across the East and into Texas
- Height: up to 50 feet tall
- Fruit: small scarlet berry clusters (poisonous to people)
- Flowers: white (or pink) four-petaled flowers appear in dense clusters in mid-spring
- Fall colors: leaves turn dark red and purple
You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Flowering Dogwood
- Plant in late fall or winter when the tree is dormant, unless the ground is frozen. Here are tree planting instructions.
- Allow plenty of room for the tree to mature and grow.
- Water regularly in its first three years.
- Spread mulch around the base of the tree. Here are tree care instructions.
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