The University of Mississippi
Landscape Services Department

Dogwood


Cornus florida is a deciduous Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a medium rate. 
It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

 
 
 


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