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Cornus florida, or the flowering dogwood tree, is known for it's brilliant display of colorful blossoms in the early springtime. I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today I'm going to show you how to identify the dogwood tree, using tips from Forestry.About.com.In the springtime, the elegant blossoms of the flowering dogwood tree can be seen dotting the Eastern Coast of the united states. The dogwood tree thrives in moist soil and partial shade. It doesn't do as well with intense heat or with prolonged, uninterrupted exposure to strong sunlight. In the wild, the tree often bares white blossoms. However, the flowering dogwood is commonly used for landscaping and can be found with white, pink, or red blossoms.Overall, the flowering dogwood is a petite tree. On average it grows to about 10 - 30 feet in height with a 15 foot canopy. The branches grow horizontally and are low to the ground. The tree has a brownish gray bark, a thin trunk, and strong, hard wood.The leaves of the dogwood tree are often considered to be as beautiful and ornamental as the blossoms themselves. The tree erupts with green, ovate leaves in early springtime. The leaves transform into a beautiful, reddish hue in autumn.The dogwood tree produces a cluster of small, bright red berry-like fruit known as a drupe. Blossoms: The Cornus florida has flowers with large, round petals called bracts. The flowers can be found with white, pink, or red petals that are up to 2" in length.
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