Dogwood trees display two wonderful qualities. They are best
known for their spring blooms, and for anyone interested in
learning about Dogwood, they also provide fine fall foliage.
Cornus florida is the native flowering dogwood tree in the
U.S., where it is commonly referred to simply as, "flowering
dogwood tree," as if there were no other. The flowering
dogwood tree has fall foliage that is so attractive and popular
to landscaping enthusiasts in the U.S.
are adaptable to several types of soils; however, they naturally
grow in moist, fertile soils high in organic matter. They
are never found in poorly drained locations in the woods.
Their primary demands are good soil drainage and protection
from drought. Planting in poorly drained areas will usually
result in the tree dying.
results will be obtained when dogwoods are planted in association
with larger trees that provide moderate shade. In the wild
the dogwood is commonly found as an understory tree growing
under hardwoods and pines. Growth problems are more likely
in hot, dry exposures. On the other hand, planting in dense
shade will likely result in poor flowering.