Bright white bracts surround greenish-yellow flowers. The bracts are modified leaves and are often mistaken for the flowers. The bracts serve as a flashy “landing strip” for bees that might overlook the insignificant flowers. The flowers give way to bright red, attractive fruit in the fall.
Dogwood Trail, Orchard Trail, Rock Ledge Trail, Tulip Tree Trail
Flowering Dogwood is a good choice for specimen plantings or in group plantings. Although thought of as an understory tree, they can take a fair amount of sun, where they produce more blooms and fruit.
Used as a source of nectar. The fruit is food for migrating and regional birds as well as small mammals.