After a long and dreary winter, we look for signs of spring. Along with our spring flowering bulbs,
our trees are beginning to bloom. Maples are in bloom.
Cornelian Cherry Dogwoods are beginning to bloom.
It is the first of the dogwoods to show flower color. Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, Cornus mas, has a yellow flower color in the spring.
It typically grows as a shrub or small multi-stemmed tree.
The next dogwood to flower, typically in late April, is Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida.
Typically growing as a small tree,
this plant, which is native to woodland areas as an understory plant,
produces a white flower with 4 petals tipped by pink.
Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
There are varieties of flowering dogwood that produce a pink flower. Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Chief’ is a pink variety that has a great pink show of color.
A BYGL article (attached) from May 2019 talks more about Flowering Dogwood:
Finally, Kousa Dogwood is the last of the flowering dogwood trees to flower, usually late May or Early June.
Cornus kousa, the straight species, has a beautiful show of white flowers.
There is a weeping form,
and a variety of pink flowers,
pale pink flowers,
and variegated foliage.
Another BYGL article posted last year in June of 2021 on Kousa Dogwood Cultivars is attached:
Dogwood trees can provide beauty throughout the Spring!
Happy Spring, Dogwood lovers!