Species of Dogwood

Here is a summary of each species. Much more detail in the buttons on the left.

SpeciesSizeBasic Requirements
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)At 20 years the height is 15’ and the spread is 10’. Mature height is 20 to 25’ with a spread of 15 to 20’. Growth rate is slow to medium at 10 to 12 inches per year.Zones (5) 6 through 9; full sun but prefers partial shade, tolerates full shadel evenly moist, well-drained, acidic soils; no compaction, no clay, and no alkaline soils
Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)At 20 years the height is 12’ and the spread is 12’. The mature height is 20’ with a spread of 20’. Growth is sl;ow when you at 8 to 10 inches per year.Zones 5 through 8; Full sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soils in partial sun
Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)Mature height is 15 to 25’ with a spread of 20’. Annual growth rate 12 to 18 inchesZones 3 through 7; full sun to half shade; tolerates a range of soils but does not tolerate a dry site; needs a moderate amount of water.
Red-twig Dogwood orMature height is 8’ with a spread of 8’. Annual growth rate is more than 18 inchesZones 2 through 7; Prefers full sun but tolerates part sun; tolerates most soils even wet.
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea/stolonifera)

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