What Is a Cornus Florida Dogwood?
While the dogwood tree may be the state tree of Missouri, the cornus Florida dogwood can be found growing all across the Eastern and Southern parts of the United States. The flowering dogwood can also be found in some parts of Mexico. The tree is known for its soft white petals, bright red berries, and vivid red leaves in the fall months. Eastern North American dogwood trees are showy and popular. Many people consider them to be some of the most attractive of all of the different types of flowering trees. They can grow between 20 and 40 feet (6 to 12 meters) in height and bear soft, star-shaped pink and white petals in the spring. The deciduous tree can grow up to one meter (3 feet) in diameter.