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Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 22 Feet
  • Mature Spread 18 - 22 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

The Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood welcomes in spring by bursting into bloom. The four-petaled white flowers open flat and expose the yellow stamens, and two of the opposite petals have dark pink accents on the tips. The flowers grow in 3-inch wide clusters. Also known as Cornus florida, this beauty blooms from mid-April through mid-May. The flowers mature into glossy red fruit that attracts a wide array of birds, while the green leaves turn scarlet red during the fall.

Dogwood is a deciduous plant with spreading horizontal branches. The flower bunches are a draw for pollinators, while songbirds will stop by to eat the berries later in the summer. This is a large plant that will reach about 22 feet tall, so it can provide color and privacy when used in a yard or landscape. The Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 9.

Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood Care

This plant requires full sun to part shade, and the ideal area will receive at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. Soil should be fertile and moist but well-drained. This plant prefers an acidic to neutral pH. Water weekly or when the top few inches of soil dry out.

Dogwoods are not heavy feeders but top-dress the soil with organic compost or mulch in the spring to encourage new growth. Remove damaged growth as necessary, but Dogwoods tend to maintain a desirable shape naturally.

Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood Spacing

The Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood is an upright deciduous perennial that will grow 18 to 22 feet tall and wide. Plant shrubs 18 feet apart to create a full planting while still allowing each plant room to thrive.

Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 22 Feet
Mature Spread: 18 - 22 Feet
Spacing: 18 - 22 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Turn Scarlet Red In Fall
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Common Name: Cloud 9 Flowering Dogwood
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