Deciduous, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries
All dogwoods offer attractive foliage and blossoms; some have spectacular fruit or winter bark. Leaves of many types turn brilliant colors in fall. What appear to be flower petals in many dogwoods are actually bracts—petal-like modified leaves. These surround the inconspicuous true flowers.Cornus mas
Native to southern Europe, Asia. Usually an airy, twiggy shrub but can be trained as small tree (15–20 ft. high and wide). One of earliest dogwoods to bloom, bearing clustered masses of small, soft yellow blossoms on bare twigs in mid- to late winter. Oval, 2–4-in.- long leaves turn from shiny green to yellow (or red, in some forms) in autumn. Fall color is enhanced by clusters of cherry-size, bright scarlet fruits that hang on until birds get them. Fruit can be used for preserves. In winter, flaking, mottled gray-and-tan bark provides interest. Tolerates alkaline soils.
The species is native from Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Georgia, west to Illinois and Iowa. Grow...
Native from Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Georgia, west to Illinois and Iowa. Slow in seedling st...
Native to southern Europe, Asia. Usually an airy, twiggy shrub but can be trained as small tree (15&nd...