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


White Flowering Dogwood
(Cornus florida)

Donated by KC Speech Team 2009-2010
Tree Map Location: # 251
In Honor of Amber Elder, Greg Williams, Nathan Slininger, Rober Slater,
Anthony Eovaldi, JJ Bloomquist, Katherine Bolin, Kimberly Hardy,
Mollie McGraw, Spencer Marcum, Matthew Horst, Sierra Miller,
Sponsors Brandi Wilkins and David Quinn

White Flowering Dogwood tree White Flowering Dogwood leaves White Flowering Dogwood bark White Flowering Dogwood fruit White Flowering Dogwood flowers

Leaf: Opposite, simple, 3 to 5 inches long, oval in shape with an entire or slightly wavy margin, arcuately veined, green above and slightly paler below.  
Flower: Monoecious; very small and inconspicuous tight cluster, but surrounded by 4 very showy, large, white (occasionally 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.  
Twig: Slender, green or purple (purple on sunlit side), later turning gray, often with a glaucous bloom. The terminal flower buds are clove-shaped, vegetative buds resemble a dull cat claw.  
Bark: Gray and smooth when young, turning very scaly to finely blocky.  
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.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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