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The lovely, butterflylike blooms of dogwoods herald the beginning of spring, and the show continues into winter with the cheery spectacle of red fruits clinging to bare branches. Dogwoods are versatile trees that do well in full sun and moist soil or shady spots. Most feature fantastic fall color in addition to the attractive blooms.

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'Cherokee Chief' flowering dogwood
'Cherokee Chief' flowering dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief' is an old classic variety that bears loads of ruby-pink blooms in late spring. It grows 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide in Zones 5-8.
'Cherokee Sunset' flowering dogwood
'Cherokee Sunset' flowering dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' is one of the most dramatic varieties. It bears deep pink flowers and yellow-edged foliage. It grows 20 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
'China Girl' Kousa dogwood
'China Girl' Kousa dogwood
Cornus kousa 'China Girl' is a free-flowering variety, even at a young age, that produces plenty of creamy white blooms. It grows 22 feet tall and 15 feet high in Zones 5-8.
'Cloud Nine' flowering dogwood
'Cloud Nine' flowering dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cloud Nine' offers large white flowers with overlapping bracts that appear in spring. The compact tree grows 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Zones 5-8
'Golden Shadows' pagoda dogwood
'Golden Shadows' pagoda dogwood
Cornus alternifolia 'Golden Shadows' is a bold, eye-catching variety grown as a small tree or large shrub. It offers golden-edged foliage and has a rosy tint when it emerges in spring. It grows 15 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-8
'Milky Way' kousa dogwood
'Milky Way' kousa dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' bears a generous constellation of white flowers followed by plenty of red-berried fruit. It's disease resistant and grows 22 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Zones 5-8
Pink flowering dogwood
Pink flowering dogwood
Cornus florida 'Rubra' bears pink flowers in late spring. The tree grows only 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Zones 5-8
'Satomi' Kousa dogwood
'Satomi' Kousa dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Satomi' is a disease-resistant selection with dark pink flowers in late spring. It grows 22 feet tall and 15 feet high. Zones 5-8
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