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Cornus florida Cloud 9

Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood

  • »  Early to bloom
  • »  Beautiful white flowers in spring
  • »  Native
  • »  Attracts butterflies and other pollinators
  • »  Berries attract birds such as robins, catbirds, mourning doves
  • »  Provides nesting sites for a number of birds
  • »  Good fall color
  • »  Attractive winter form

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Flowering dogwood has spreading horizontal branches and distinctive white flowers in spring. The 3" diameter flower clusters bloom mid-April to mid-May, attracting a number of butterflies and other pollinators. 'Cloud 9' flowers profusely and has extra showy, overlapping white bracts. Clusters of glossy red fruit mature in fall and persist into winter when they are eaten by birds. The leaves turn scarlet red in fall.

Fall Color
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
No Deadheading
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Early Summer
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Cornus florida Cloud 9

Grow in full sun to part shade. Plant in well-drained soil with adequate soil moisture. Does not tolerate dry soil. Prefers organically rich, acidic soil in part shade. A 4" layer of organic mulch helps keep roots cool and moist in summer.