Cornus kousa or florida

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  1. michelled

    michelled Active Member

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    This is a dogwood that flowered in late May. According to Wikipedia, this should be a Cornus florida, or Flowering Dogwood, not to be confused with Cornus kousa (Japanese Flowering Dogwood). Apparently, the distinction is that the Japanese Dogwood "has a relatively upright habit, unlike the closely related Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) of eastern North America, which has a sprawling habit. It also differs from that in flowering about a month later, and in having pointed (not rounded) flower bracts." As these flowers appear pointed to me, am I correct in assuming it is a Cornus florida?

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Cornus kousa var. chinensis most likely or a Hybrid of C. kousa x florida.

    HTH
    Chris
     

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