SelecTree: Tree Detail

TRICOLOR DOGWOOD
Cornus florida 'Welchii'

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs ample water. Has variegated leaves of pink, cream, rose and green. Fall color is red or rose.

Family: Cornaceae

Tree Characteristics

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.

Moist Soil.

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.

Attracts Birds.

Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus florida 'Welchii' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cornus-florida-welchii >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.