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Cornus florida

Cornus florida

flowering dogwood

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS RM, RHW, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 20-50'
Spread: 20-50'
Flowers: Apr.-May; white
Fruit: Sept.-Dec.; red to orange; berry
Fall color: scarlet red

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5-7
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

woodland edges and openings; hardwood and mixed coniferous forests, mountain slopes, and coves

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

fall migrant birds eat berries; tolerates sun, best in moist, well-drained, acidic soil with organic matter, VA state tree



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1258.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004