Look for this species to have new bark that is orange-brown each year.
Nov 08, The dogwood tree is most often associated with spring because of the lovely floral display it provides. However, this tree also shines in autumn with glorious red leaves and berries. Cornus florida, the dogwood tree, is one of the most popular landscape trees we plant.
This is generally a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub, though it can take the form of a small tree with proper pruning.
We adore the large, showy bracts that appear in the spring before the leaves. After the small red fruits ripen, the flowering dogwood's leaves begin to attain initial hints of pink, red and burgundy tones in October. Leaves drop gradually across mid to late fall, hastened by freezes, continued windy conditions or heavy, stripping rains. In general, leaves color early but persist on branches, not immediately dropping.