Botanical Name and Pronunciation:
Cornus florida and Cornus glabrata (western cornel) (COR-nus FLO-ri-da)
pink, white, greenish-white
Form and Size:
The woody stems of eastern dogwood flowering branches have flowers with 4 bracts that are up to 2 inches long.
5 – 7 days
late-winter – early-spring
Remove any leaves at the bottom of the stem, cut under water and place in fresh water with flower food.
History and Usage:
A member of the Cornaceae (dogwood) family, eastern dogwood flowering branches originated in the eastern United States. The name dogwood comes from the use of dogwood leaves to rid dogs of fleas.
Points of Interest:
Relatives of eastern dogwood flowering branches include aucuba and griselinia.