White Flowering Dogwood


  • Forms small tree
  • Red fall foliage
  • Bright red inedible fruits
  • Attracts birds
  • Early showy white flowers
  • Walnut tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 20ft-40ft
Spread: 20ft-40ft
Water Needs: Medium to Wet
Soil Needs: Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Medium

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White Flowering Dogwood
Description White flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), also known as arrowwood and Virginia dogwood, is a small, flowering tree. This dogwood is considered one of the most beautiful native, flowering trees. This is a great ornamental plant with early flowers, red fruit, and scarlet autumn foliage. This tree supports pollinators, birds, insects, and mammals. White flowering dogwood is walnut tolerant.
Height 20 – 40 ft.
Spread 20 – 40 ft.
Growth rate Moderate
Sun Part shade to shade
Water use Low
Soil Rich, well-drained soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time March – June
Bloom color White, pink, yellow, green
Fruit type Drupe
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, good for pollinators, showy flowers
Climate Change Hardiness Medium adaptability (US Forest Service)

Additional information


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