Other abundant species include Cornus florida
, Quercus alba, and Fagus grandifolia.
The entire-margined species (Cercis canadensis, Cornus florida
, Fagus grandifolia, which is shallowly dentate, and Nyssa sylvatica) failed to show precocious photosynthetic activity in any part of the young leaf.
Some of the most popular are dogwood, Cornus florida
, American persimmon, Diospryos virginiana, parsley hawthorne, Crataegus marshallii and American holly, Ilex opaca.
Unfortunately, flowering dogwood (Cornus florida
) is under attack by a fatal fungal disease known as dogwood anthracnose (Discula destructiva).
It is quite similar in many ways to our native dogwood, Cornus Florida
, but flowers two weeks later in the spring, saving the blooms from late frost damage.
The species most commonly planted is Eastern dogwood (Cornus florida
I have checked several references, and find that the earliest age at which you can expect flowers on a dogwood tree (Cornus florida
) is usually about 6 years.
Remaining species were those commonly associated with mesic sites, with Ostrya virginiana (hop horn-beam) and Cornus florida
(flowering dogwood) the common understory species.
Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida
) is also known as false boxwood.
Dominants consisted primarily of species of the overstory, exceptions being Ilex vomitoria, Cornus florida
, Ulmus alata, and Sassafras albidum.
In addition to compatible trees and shrubs, from the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida
) and redbud (Cercis canadensis) to some of the native viburnums, springblooming wild flowers-such as the bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and large-nowered trillium (Triffium grandiflorum)-are suitable.
Dogwood trees, Cornus florida
, are beloved by all and are usually revered for their showy spring flowers, but just before the frost is on the proverbial pumpkin, the leaves of this lovely tree turn crimson red with touches of burgundy and orange.