1 Gallon
Boxwood
7 years ago Posted in: 1 Gallon, 3 Gallon, All, Trees 0
Boxwood

Latin Name:

Cornus florida


Plant Type:

Tree

Description:

Flowering dogwood is one of the most popular ornamental trees. Wildlife feast on its seeds fruit, flowers, branches, leaves and bark although its fruit is poisonous to humans. Because of its shallow root system, the dogwood grows in various conditions, from moist soils along streams to light, well-drained soils. It grows on flatlands and hilly areas, but is not so flourishing on steep inclines. Fallen leaves from the flowering dogwood decompose quickly, and the calcium potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, manganese and zinc deposits improve the nearby soil.
Yellow flower clusters are surrounded by white bracts that appear to be flowers. Some varieties have salmon, pink or red bracts. If there are groups of dogwood trees then seed crops are usually produced every other year. Germination occurs in the spring—some seeds take a second season to germinate. Growth is rapid. The bark of the dogwood is thin and easily damaged by yard equipment. The tree is susceptible to diseases and favored by insects.

Uses:

Ornaments/Wildlife food

Flowering:

Yes

Fragrant:

Yes

Foliage:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody
Lighting Needs:

Shade to Partial Sun

Soil Type:

Deep moist to light-textures and well-drained

Toxicity:

Species of this Genus can be harmful to pets.

Flower Color:

White, yellow, pink, red

Growth Rate:

Fast

Hardiness Zones:

5 to 8

Height:

20-30 feet

Width:

20 feet

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