Flowering dogwood

Cornus florida

Flowering dogwood

Flowering dogwood is recognized by most people for its spring floral display that can be white or pink. It is a beautiful native tree with four-season appeal. These trees prefer acidic, well-drained soil that contains a significant amount of organic matter. It can be planted in full sun, but performs best in partial shade. Flowering dogwood trees reach 30 to 40 feet tall.