ABIG, OLD CORNUS FLORIDA, or flowering native dogwood, shaded the patio of the house I grew up in, a handsome tree in multiple seasons and one under which many Nancy Drew books were read and Good Humor popsicles savored. I don’t grow C. florida in my current garden, but looking around here now as the snow recedes and making my pruning task list for the weeks ahead, I realize how many other dogwood species I do grow, and enjoy. A slideshow of some reliable favorites.
Click on the first thumbnail to start the slides, then toggle from image to image using the arrow keys on your keyboard, or by clicking the arrows next to each caption. A list of dogwood profiles and other links is below the gallery. Enjoy!
Profiles of Cornus:
- Cornus kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’ (and in its new home)
- Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’
- Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Flame’
- Cornus sericea ‘Silver and Gold’