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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Flowering Dogwood Blossoms Flowering Dogwood is most conspicuous in the spring with its bright flowers composed of four large white bracts surrounding the small yellow flowers.

The Arboretum hosts several research collections of dogwood. An extensive collection of dogwood species and cultivars near the Program Shelter provides researchers with genetic material to breed new dogwood varieties. Additional research collections of Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) and Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa) are found along the lower portion of Arboretum Drive where it merges with Old Kerr Hollow Road. The Arboretum also has an extensive research collections of Cornealian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas).

Flowering Dogwood Fall Leaf Color Flowering Dogwood Berries In the fall, Dogwood also provides red to mauve leaf colors and bright red fruits that are eagerly harvested by a variety of birds and squirrels.

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