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Flowering Dogwood Trees – Cornus Florida
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Dogwood - Cornus
Dogwood trees are most well known for the pink and white blossoms that adorn their branches for only 10 to 14 days in spring. But these trees are a year-round delight and an excellent choice for an ornamental garden.
In fall, Dogwood trees put on a display of stunning bright orange and red leaves before they bare their branches for winter. During this time, Dogwood trees produce small red berries. The fruit is not edible for humans, but birds flock to it for a beautiful winter snack. Quails, in particular, are attracted to Dogwood tree berries.
Even when they drop their leaves, Dogwoods make beautiful ornamental trees in winter. The stark contrast of their dark, curving and twisting wood against a background of snow is a sight to behold.
Most Dogwood trees don't reach more than 15 to 25 feet but spread out over around 20 feet. Since they prefer partial sunlight, it is ideal to plant Dogwoods in the shade of other taller trees in sunny climates. Many Dogwood species are native to the woodlands of North America, so it is natural for them to enjoy dappled sunlight and a little shade.
There are as many as 60 different varieties of Dogwood. Each different species has its personality, with differences in flower bloom colors, fall foliage, berries, and favored regions. Kousa Dogwood, or Cornus kousa, is native to Korea and Japan. Gardeners favor Kousa trees for their small size (around 15 to 20 feet), resistance to mildew and other pests, and four-pointed white blooms that last as long as a month. Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is unique because its spring blooms are yellow instead of white or pink. In the fall, it provides clusters of small red berries that look a lot like cherries, hence its name.
Dogwood Tree is a beautiful tree and can be found growing in the Eastern United States. It can also be found in Kansas, Texas, and Ontario. Planting in your natural area or flower garden will be great. It will give you beautiful pink blooms to enjoy and will also attract a wide variety of birds to your gardens. This tree will have tough wood and is sometimes used to make golf clubs