Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) is a gorgeous small tree noted for its magnificent display of white flowers in late spring and stunning red fall bark colour. It makes an excellent garden specimen tree. Yields red berry-like drupes from August to September that attract various birds. It is best planted in a protected site for winter survival and enjoys rich soils for best performance. Protect from rabbits chewing the bark in the winter time. This tree is native to the Carolinian Zone, and will grow best in the milder regions of Southern Ontario.
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Map of the Carolinian Zone