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Dogwood, Cloud 9 Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'

Dogwood, Cloud 9 - Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'
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Prolific, large, pure white, overlapping petal-like blooms in spring, dark green foliage in the summer, red-purple leaves in the fall with glossy red berries that persist into winter make this a lovely ornamental tree for all seasons. It has a short trunk, horizontal branches, and a moderately globe-shaped crown. The dense branching provides shade and nesting sites, fruit and buds are a favorite with dozens of bird species, and the nectar and pollen attract butterflies. Dogwoods prefer acidic, moist, well drained sites with partial shade, but will take full sun. This is one of the most cold hardy cultivars. Avoid poorly drained, limited summer water, and polluted sites.

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Zones 5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9
Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
The Cloud 9 Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Flowering Tree Flowering Tree
Type of tree
Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
15' High 15' High
Mature Height
The Cloud 9 Dogwood grows to be 15' feet in height.
10' Spread 10' Spread
Mature Spread
The Cloud 9 Dogwood has a spread of about 10' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Cloud 9 Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range soils.
rounded Shape rounded Shape
Shape
This dogwood has rounded shape.
Description

Prolific, large, pure white, overlapping petal-like blooms in spring, dark green foliage in the summer, red-purple leaves in the fall with glossy red berries that persist into winter make this a lovely ornamental tree for all seasons. It has a short trunk, horizontal branches, and a moderately globe-shaped crown. The dense branching provides shade and nesting sites, fruit and buds are a favorite with dozens of bird species, and the nectar and pollen attract butterflies. Dogwoods prefer acidic, moist, well drained sites with partial shade, but will take full sun. This is one of the most cold hardy cultivars. Avoid poorly drained, limited summer water, and polluted sites.