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WALTER DOGWOOD
Cornus walteri

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Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Native to Korea.

Family: Cornaceae

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Red or Purple or Bronze, Deciduous.

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

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

Bark Gray Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Leaf Spot, Twig Blight and Canker.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Shade Tree or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus walteri Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cornus-walteri >

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