Native to the eastern United States, dogwood is a flowering, deciduous tree that grows as tall as 15 to 40 feet.
The clean, white bracts of the dogwood set off the greenery and trunk.
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In autumn, the foliage of the tree turns red or purple before dropping off. In spring, the tree flowers.
The white flowers of the dogwood are actually bracts, which are modified leaves. The true flowers are yellow and very small, surrounded by four bracts.
Dogwood doesn't like the stress of poor soil, heat and drought. If in full sun, the tree needs watering because the dogwood likes partial shade.
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