SelecTree: Tree Detail
Cornus florida 'Welchii'
Utility friendly tree.
Needs ample water. Has variegated leaves of pink, cream, rose and green. Fall color is red or rose.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 feet.
Width: 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Oval, Medium Green, Red or White, Red, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Pink or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Blocky.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 16.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Acidic Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus florida 'Welchii' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 21, 2018.
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