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White Flowering Dogwood


The White Flowering Dogwood is one of the most beautiful of our North American native trees, which is an excellent landscape choice for all four seasons. This juglone-tolerant tree will even do fine when planted near Black Walnut trees. It has an interesting bloom. Tiny, yellow true flowers are found in the center of large, modified leaf bracts. You'll see hundreds of these unique blossoms along each branch before the leaves emerge. The seed, fruit, flowers, twigs, bark and leaves are all used as food by various animals. At least 36 species of birds—including ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail and wild turkey—are known to eat the fruit.

Growth Rate: This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 1–2 feet per year.
Mature Size: The white dogwood grows to a height of around 25-30 feet.
Soil Preference: The white dogwood is very versatile—best growing in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.