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  • flowering dogwood
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Cornus florida

flowering dogwood

Pot size 12lt pot (0.8-1m)
12lt pot (0.8-1m)
  • Position: full sun to part shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tiny, yellow-tipped, green flowers in May, surrounded by white or pink flower bracts, and curled mid-green leaves turning red-purple in autumn. This conical, deciduous tree or shrub thrives in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Unsuitable for shallow, chalky soils, it's an excellent specimen tree for a small sunny garden.

  • Garden care: Incorporate a quantity of composted pine needles or well-rotted leaf mould when planting. Requires minimal pruning.

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