Cornus florida alba – White Dogwood
DESCRIPTION: A wide spreading, deciduous tall shrub or small tree for cool gardens.
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: Broad green leaves, bright red in autumn.
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Flower head with four white petal-like bracts to 8 cm across form in spring. Red fruit follows
GROWTH RATE: Slow to moderate
LANDSCAPE USES: Borders, containers, cottage garden, courtyard, feature, parks, shade
TOLERANCES: Dislikes poor, shallow or chalk soils. Prefers cool to cold climates. High frost tolerance and moderate drought and wind tolerance. Prefers a full sun to semi-shaded position.
TREE CARE: Plant in protected position. Pruning is generally not required. Feed in early spring with a slow release or liquid all purpose fertiliser.