Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Appalachian Spring'

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Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Appalachian Spring

Category:

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

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Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts

Ooltewah, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 13, 2014, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Seems more able to resist mildew than my last Cornus florida cultivar. I have also learned to whitewash the trunk, The tree is healthy.

Neutral

On Nov 25, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Dr. Robert Trigiano and the University of Tennessee dogwood research team developed the cultivar from a tree that survived an anthracnose outbreak in Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland.