Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

[cornus_florida]

Cornus florida is an understory tree, native to eastern North America, that was introduced to American gardens by 1731. Philadelphia botantist and nurseryman John Bartram listed Cornus florida for sale in 1783, and Jefferson included "Dog-wood" on a list of trees in 1771. Jefferson also made several shipments of its seed to his Paris friend, Madame de Tessé. The Flowering Dogwood is the state flower of Virginia and one of the most popular small trees for residential planting in the United States.

Growth Type: Deciduous Tree Color(s): White, Pink Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9 Location at Monticello: Various Locations Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Part Shade Map it: 38.009490,-78.450211

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Blooming Dates 2002: Apr 8 – May 62003: Mar 31 – May 92004: Apr 8 – May 32005: Apr 5 – May 192006: Apr 13 – May 52007: Apr 6 – May 102008: Apr 10 – May 152009: Apr 6 – May 112010: Apr 6 – May 102011: Apr 11 – May 102012: Mar 26 – May 12013: Apr 11 – May 72014: Apr 17 – May 9