Male flowers have four white, rounded petals with dull white stamens. Females have small, green, rounded pistils and sterile stamens. Male and female flowers grow on separate plants.
Dogwood Trail, East Terrace, Tulip Tree Trail
This evergreen tree works well as a specimen plant or for a mass planting to use as a native privacy screen. Must use a male and a female plant in order to produce fruit. Prefers a site with an acidic, moist, well-drained soil in part-shade to full sun.
Fruits are eaten by many gamebirds, fruit-eating songbirds, and small mammals.
Dark, evergreen leaves are 1-3" long with 7-8 sharp, spiny teeth along the margins of each side.