White Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
The showy blossoms and attractive fall foliage make flowering dogwood a valuable ornamental species. It is commonly used in landscape and street plantings. As a garden tree, it is used for shade around patios, as a shrub border or backdrop species, or as single specimens in the lawn. It is best suited for plantings receiving less than full-day sun. Flowering dogwood is a soil improver because its leaf litter decomposes more rapidly than most other species. Many bird types including songbirds, forest edge species, and upland game birds (e.g. wild turkey) consume the seeds. Flowering dogwood also provides shelter and habitat for many wildlife species. Can reach heights of 5 to 15'. Bareroot seedlings are 12-24."