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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Red Flowering Dogwood
(Cornus florida rubra)

Donated by Betty Breithaupt
Tree Map Location: # 12

Red Flowering Dogwood tree Red Flowering Dogwood flower Red Flowering Dogwood fruit

Leaf: New foliage is reddish_bronze, turns green when mature, and has bright scarlet fall color.  
Flower: Monoecious; very small and inconspicuous tight cluster, but surrounded by 4 very showy, large, pink bracts, 2 inches in diameter, appearing in mid-spring.  
Fruit: A shiny, oval red drupe, 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, in clusters of 3 to 5, maturing in fall.  
Form: A small tree with a short trunk that branches low, producing a slightly rounded to flat-topped crown. Branches are opposite, and assume a "candelabra" appearance.  

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