Flowering Dogwood | Appalachian Cove (S.C.) | NatureScene

Cornus florida

  • Popular ornamental flowering tree
  • Flowers succeeded by attractive, red, berry-like fruit
  • Grows to 40 feet in height
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf veins curve inward towards leaf tips
  • Leaves are opposite on the twig
  • Rugged bark covers horizontal branches and trunk
  • Strong hard wood used for making tool handles and shuttles used in the textile industry
  • Widely distributed in temperate regions; grows well in moist, sloping hillsides

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