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Flowering Dogwood

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: 
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
Various Locations
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Part Shade
Blooming History: 
2002 Apr 8 to 2002 May 62003 Mar 31 to 2003 May 92004 Apr 8 to 2004 May 32005 Apr 5 to 2005 May 192006 Apr 13 to 2006 May 52007 Apr 6 to 2007 May 102008 Apr 10 to 2008 May 152009 Apr 6 to 2009 May 112010 Apr 6 to 2010 May 102011 Apr 11 to 2011 May 102012 Mar 26 to 2012 May 12013 Apr 11 to 2013 May 72014 Apr 17 to 2014 May 92015 Apr 10 to 2015 May 152016 Apr 1 to 2016 May 18
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