Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida f. rubra) in the Dogwoods Database

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

Late April

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 23, 2014 2:34 PM

Pink Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida f. rubra) is a multiseason ornamental native tree. In the spring, it delights with vivid pink blossoms, followed by round red berries in the late summer, which are enjoyed by birds. In the autumn, the leaves turn a deep red.

In addition to its visual appeal, the pink flowering dogwood benefits the native ecosystem. It is a larval host plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly, and has special value to native bees. Finally, this tree supports conservation biological control by attracting beneficial insects to the garden.

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