The trees are quite fast growing yet the branching structure is sturdy and the limbs are not prone to breaking. Cornus are versatile and tend to be easy to grow. The lovely blooms are followed by red, purple, black, or white bird-attracting fruit, depending on type, and the various leaf colors and shapes mean there's something for every garden. This small tree thrives in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8.
Botanical Characteristics: Flowering Tree, Specimen Tree, Bonsai, Plant with Winter Interest, Wildlife Food, Edible Fruit, Fall Color
Features: The trees are quite fast growing yet the branching structure is sturdy and the limbs are not prone to breaking. Bloom occurs in late spring , Fruits are edible, but are usually left for the birds.
Dark green foliage turns reddish purple to scarlet in autumn. Plant as a specimen or in small groupings on residential property around homes, near patios or in lawns Effective in shrub borders, woodland gardens, bird gardens or naturalized areas
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is preferred to artificial stratification. Grows to 20-25 feet high.