Height: 15-30 feet
Bloom time: April to May, white
Attracts: Birds, butterflies
Growing conditions: well-drained soils, best in part shade
Concerns: anthracnose, powdery mildew
Fun fact: ☺ Native Americans made medicinal teas from the bark of the White Dogwood, and Civil War doctors used the tea as a quinine substitute.
White Flowering Dogwood
The most beautiful flowering tree of all, the Dogwood features four showy, white, petal-like bracts that open flat and look like one large, white flower. About 30 kinds of birds, including ruffed grouse and bobwhite quail, eat its fall red fruit, and rabbits and deer browse its twigs and foliage.
White Dogwood is the state tree of Missouri and Virginia.