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- Mature height: 15-25'
- Growth rate: Medium (13 to 24 inches per year)
- Light: Part shade. Prefers part shade
- Soil: well drained. Prefers mulch over roots (not against trunk)
- Landscape: Accent, specimen, or shade tree
- Resistance: Deer (will browse leaves and twigs)
- Fun Fact: Native Americans extracted a red dye from the roots
Dogwood, White Flowering
Pollinator value: Very high. Attracts native bees, bumble bees and butterflies, and is a larval host to the Spring Azure butterfly.
A favorite in many yards and gardens, this small tree is beautiful in all seasons. Its white “flowers” bloom March through June, its foliage turns vibrant red-purple in the fall along with colorful glossy fruit, and it has an interesting growth habit that provides winter interest. It is a fine option to plant next to larger buildings, near patios or utility lines, and offers an appealing contrast when planted with larger trees in the background.