Swamp Dogwood
Cornus foemina

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

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.