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SWEETWATER RED FLOWERING DOGWOOD
Cornus florida 'Sweetwater Red'

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Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage. Tree has red-purple fall color and prefers cool, well drained, moist soil.

Family: Cornaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 25 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Wildlife use it.

Bark Gray, Blocky.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 16.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Borer, Midge Insect, Insect Galls, Scales and Twig Girdlers, Anthracnose, Canker, Leaf Blight, Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew and Scorch.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Street Tree or Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus florida 'Sweetwater Red' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 19, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cornus-florida-sweetwater-red >

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