Cornus florida subspecies urbiniana /Magic Dogwood

Cornus florida subspecies urbiniana  / Cornus florida subspecies urbiniana
Unique flowers (twisted bracts) on magic dogwood
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Unique flowers (twisted bracts) on magic dogwood

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Scientific Name: Cornus florida subspecies urbiniana
Common Name: Magic Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The incurved bracts surrounding the flower, give interest to this species. Not as susceptible to leaf diseases as Cornus florida. It also has a more upright growing habit than C. florida. Varying opinions about this species --some find the flowers quite appealing while others do not.