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Western flowering dogwood (Cornus nuttallii)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Cornus nuttallii

Common English name: Western flowering dogwood

Other names: Pacific dogwood

French name: Cornouiller de Nuttall

Habitat

Grows on coarse, well-drained sites such as along riverbanks and in valleys.

Other notes

This Pacific coast species is commonly planted as an ornamental.

Hardiness zone(s)

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

 

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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