The Main Plant entry for Dogwoods (Cornus)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Dogwoods.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Fruit: Edible to birds
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Common names
  • Dogwood

Photo Gallery
Location: Downtown Russellville
Date: November 8 2020;
Deep wine color
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2019-04-12
Cell phone photo

Date: 2019-03-26
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-10-07
leaf in autumn
Location: The Black Hills, SD
Date: 7/9/2022
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Small tree collection
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-10-07

Date: 2019-06-08
Satoni is the name
Location: King George, VA
Date: 2021-04-20

Date: 2022-04-14
Location: The Black Hills, SD
Date: 7/9/2022
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Small tree collection

Pricks of Blood
Uploaded by katesflowers
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
Date: 2010-08-18
Gray Dogwood fruit with leaves
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-11-01
Flowering Dogwood in red fall color
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021

Raindrops on a Dogwood stem

Raindrops on new life
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-27
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Date: winter in 1980's
Yellowosier & Redosier Dogwoods
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-09-19
Flowering Dogwood fruit
Location: sarah p duke gardens, duke university, durham, north carolina
Date: 2024-03-29

Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Downtown Russellville 
Date: November 8 2020
The dogwoods are gorgeous this year
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-05-16
Location: Fort Gibson, OK
Location: DeKalb, Illinois
Date: October in 1980's
Gray Dogwood shrub screen
Location: Marsh Creek Lake, Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-06-22
Silky Dogwood shrub flowers
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-28
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-28
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-28
fragrant too
Uploaded by gardengus
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA
Date: 2021-11-09

Date: 2019-01-09
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-04-01
Easter Sunday Dogwood 001
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-03-09
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2010-04-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-28
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Date: 2016-04-05
Silky Dogwood shrub in winter
Location: Exton, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-15
Silky Dogwood fruit
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-03-10
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-12
Pagoda Dogwood flowers
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
A "Wish Tree"
Location: Croom Tract; Withlacoochee SF - Hernando County, Florida
Date: 21-MAR-2005
Photo courtesy of Brian Ahern
Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 4:11 AM concerning plant:
    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

    "Dogwoods have simple, untoothed leaves with the veins curving distinctively as they approach the leaf margins. Most dogwood species have opposite leaves, while a few, such as Cornus alternifolia and C. controversa, have their leaves alternate. Dogwood flowers have four parts. In many species, the flowers are borne separately in open (but often dense) clusters, while in various other species (such as the flowering dogwood), the flowers themselves are tightly clustered, lacking showy petals, but surrounded by four to six large, typically white petal-like bracts.

    Various species of Cornus, particularly the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), are ubiquitous in American gardens and landscaping; horticulturist Donald Wyman stated "There is a dogwood for almost every part of the U.S. except the hottest and dryest areas."

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 21, 2018 1:40 PM concerning plant:
    There are about 45 species of Dogwoods in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere of trees, shrubs, and two herbaceous perennials. Most are deciduous but some are evergreen, all with simple, smooth-edged leaves with prominent, inward-curving veins. Leaves are opposite with a few exceptions being alternate. The flowers are small greenish-yellow to yellow to creamy to white, a few dull purplish, in sort of flat clusters, but of course, some species have the four large white or pink or yellow bracts around the true flowers that make up the beautiful, conspicuous flower. The fruits are drupes, a cherry kind of fruit, that are white, bluish, black, purple, or red. All the species I know of are basically neat, clean-growing plants of average to high quality. The American Flowering Dogwood is the best known and most ornamentally glorious species.
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