Giant Dogwood (Cornus controversa) in the Dogwoods Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects


Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 23, 2013 3:13 PM

Native to China, the Himalayas and Japan. It is a deciduous tree growing to 50 ft. with multiple tiered branches. Flat panicles of white flowers appear in summer, followed by globose black fruit. The leaves turn a rich red-purple in autumn.

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