Cornus florida3

The Eastern Dogwood generally grows best in the company of other hardwood trees, with the wood being used in the manufacture of any number of household items. While many parts are edible by wildlife, the fruit of Eastern dogwood is decidedly poisonous to humans.

Common NamesEdit

Eastern Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood


  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Well drained soil


  • May grow up to 30 ft
  • Considered a soil improver because its leaf litter decomposes more rapidly than most other species.