White Florida Dogwood

Height: 20 ft
Width: 15 ft
Flower Colors: White, red, pink

White Florida Dogwood

Cornus florida

Tree Overview:

An excellent landscape choice for all four seasons, the White Florida Dogwood is a favorite in many yards and gardens. White “flowers” show their beauty in spring, foliage turns a vibrant red-purple in fall and glossy red fruits attract winter songbirds for the enjoyment of all.

Other Cornus Florida Selections

  • Cherokee Princess (white)
  • Cherokee Brave (red)
  • Cloud Nine (white)
  • Curnus Rubra (pink)

Care details

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils in part shade. Benefits from a 2-4” mulch which will help keep roots cool and moist in summer.

Leaf description

The Flowering dogwood has oval, opposite, simple dark green leaves (3-6” long) that turn attractive shades of red in fall.

Flower description

The true dogwood flowers are actually tiny, yellowish green and insignificant, being compacted into button-like clusters. However, each flower cluster is surrounded by four showy, white, petal-like bracts which open flat, giving the appearance of a single, large, 3-4” diameter, 4-petaled, white flower.