Cornus florida ('Cloud 9')
Southeast corner of Cherberg Building
Species is native to the southeastern United States.
- Deciduous, with a typical height of over 15 feet.
- Large, white bracts in the spring and glossy red fruit in the fall.
- Dark green summer foliage that turns reddish-purple in the fall.
- Landscape uses include ornamental tree and wildlife habitat.
History and significance:
This flowering dogwood cultivar was patented in 1961 by Chase Nursery in Chase, Alabama.