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Cornus florida 'Plena' (syn. Pluribracteata)'

Flowering Dogwood

Plant Type:

TREES

Cornus florida ‘Plena’ – 'Plena' is a lovely double white flowering form with just a touch of apple green at the base of the bracts – fresh, clean and cool. Good green foliage turns red to reddish purple in autumn. The youngest wood is a dark earthy purple. The trunk on older specimens develops grayish brown scales becoming increasingly interesting. Flowering Dogwood forms a most handsome domed tree. Grow in fertile and moisture-retentive conditions. Good culture will ward-off the dreaded borer that has decimated so many of our wild trees. For gardeners at the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Cutting grown.


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Height:

15 ft

Colors:

White
Item Description Price  
CORNFLOP Cornus florida 'Plena' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $40.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus florida 'Plena' (syn. Pluribracteata)'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored
  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Songbirds

Light

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Attributes

  • Alee
  • Natural Garden
  • Woodland
  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile

Origins

  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting four seasons of interest. Many exhibit richly-colored winter wood, attractive flowers and pretty berries in blue or white. Most offer terrific fall foliage color. The cultivars that offer gorgeous winter bark are especially well-used as background to lower growing evergeens or as foreground shrubs set before conifers, their stem colors glowing in winter against a backdrop of green, black-green, yellow or blue. All that produce flowers and fruit are very fine choices for the wildlife enthusiast. The trees provide nesting spots. When shrubs are grouped together these also provide nesting opportunities for some species of sparrows and even catbirds among others. The trees and shrubs provide nectar for bees and many other pollinators when in flower. Birds relish the late season fruits. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rain events. All of our offerings are cutting grown.