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Pink Flowering Dogwood
(Cornus florida var. rubra)

Donated by Kaskaskia College Foundation
Tree Map Location: # 114
In Memory of Sue Hawley

Pink Flowering Dogwood tree Pink Flowering Dogwood leaves in fall Pink Flowering Dogwood flowers Pink Flowering Dogwood green leaves

Leaf: Opposite/subopposite; simple; 4 to 8 inches; green; bowed; pinnate; oval in shape with an entire margin, turn red in fall; very showy.  
Flower: In spring; monoecious; very small and inconspicuous tight cluster; but surrounded by 4 very showy, large, pink bracts; very showy.  
Fruit: Oval, round; less than 1/2 inch long; red, fleshy; attracts birds; no significant litter problem; persistent on tree; showy.  
Twig: Current year twig medium and green.  
Bark: Gray and smooth when young, turning very scaly to finely blocky.  
Form: Small tree with symmetrical canopy with a smooth outline, branches low; moderate rounded crown.  
Source: University of Florida  
Website: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st190

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