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Plant Name:

Flowering Dogwood

Scientific Name:

Cornus florida


Flowering Dogwood is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree with showy white or pink flowers and elliptic leaves. It produces bright red fruits called drupes that are attractive to birds and wildlife.


Forest understories, woodland edges, stream banks


Flowering Dogwood provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds and mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Flowering Dogwood prefers well-drained soil and partial shade


Flowering Dogwood is often used as an ornamental tree in landscapes and gardens. It has cultural significance and is the state tree of Virginia and Missouri.

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Fun Facts:

Flowering Dogwood is known for its striking flowers and vibrant fall foliage. It is a popular tree for landscaping and wildlife conservation.

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