April 20, 2008

Columnar Flowering Dogwood Columnar Flowering Dogwood Local Grower

Botanical name Cornus florida 'Dixie Colonnade'

Family Dogwood (Cornaceae)

Category Flowering tree

Primary uses Specimen, small gardens

Dimensions 15-20 feet tall by 5-8 feet wide

Culture Full sun to part shade; flowering dogwood enjoys a cool, moist, well-drained soil so it should be mulched well when planted. Somewhat susceptible to powdery mildew and leaf spot, so it is best sited in a spot with good air circulation. Prune if necessary for shape after flowering.

Bloom time Spring

Color White

General attributes A great selection of our native flowering dogwood from dogwood expert Don Shadow. The narrow, upright growth makes this dogwood perfect for small gardens, near houses, and creating small allees. Typical white dogwood flowers appear in the spring at an early age. Red fruits are formed in the fall and complement the burgundy fall color.

More Information "Dogwoods: The Genus Cornus" by Paul Capiello and Don Shadow; online at www.hawksridgefarms.com/ referenceguide.php?m=alpha&s=C

- Mark Weathington

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