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  Flowering Dogwood  
Common Name: Flowering Dogwood
Latin Name: Cornus florida
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Beautiful white flowers in spring, red berry clusters in fall. Often brilliant red fall color.
Comments: Requires well-drained soils, but is sensitive to drought.
Problems: Pests include powdery mildew and cankers.
Firewise: Yes
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