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PlantFiles: Swamp Dogwood
Cornus foemina

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Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: foemina

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Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Dec 13, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Sometimes called Stiff Cornel, this shrubby tree is found in the understory of wetlands throughout north and central Florida.

Lovely clusters of tiny white flowers attract butterflies and bees.

The smooth leaves are opposite and broadly eliptical.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida



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