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Cornus sericea var. occidentalis /Western Dogwood

Cornus sericea var. occidentalis  / Cornus sericea var. occidentalis
Foliage of the Western Dogwood
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Foliage of the Western Dogwood

Flower and foliage

Flower and foliage in May

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A nice specimen in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden (flowering in late May)

Flower and foliage

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Scientific Name: Cornus sericea var. occidentalis
Common Name: Western Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This dogwood is native to the western states. This species is often considered a large shrub to small tree and is reported to live longer than many of the other dogwood species. It has both good cold and drought tolerance.