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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) 6765

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Flowering Dogwood makes an outstanding specimen in the landscape. In the wild it is found on slightly acidic, moist but well drained soil as an understory 

plant in sheltered forested sites. In the spring when it flowers, it is easily recognized by the appearance of 4 large, flower-like snow white bracts (which are actually modified leaves rather than flower petals). A small tree growing between 3-10 m (10-33') in height, Flowering Dogwood is native to southern Ontario and is listed as an endangered specie in the wild. Reliably hardy to Zone 6 - in other zones without winter protection it will most likely struggle. 5 seed/gram

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5 seed/gram Stratification of tree seed occurs naturally outdoors through the winter. Sowing tree seeds outdoors in the fall takes advantage of this natural effect. To stratify indoors, mix the seed with a moistened, sterile, peat based soil in a container, wrap in a ventilated bag, and place it in a refrigerator for 12 to 20 weeks. In the spring plant seeds into a sheltered spot outside to grow into seedlings. Transplant to permanent site when well rooted.
Late Spring
Perennial
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Fall
Partial Shade
Sturdy
Tall (3 to 10 m)(10' to 32')
Winter Hardy
Prior Experience Beneficial
Native of Ontario
Cornaceae
Cornus florida
Beautiful specimen for sheltered sites.
Many plants produce seed that is viable but dormant. This means that while the seed has all the internal structures and nutrients required to germinate, the seed coat is so hard, water cannot pass through it and initiate germination. When seed is in this state, it is known as being dormant. Seed dormancy is a naturally selected for trait that protects the seed of many plants allowing them to safely overwinter and then be ready to sprout in more favourable conditions in spring.
The remedy to naturally breaking seed dormancy is typically the passing of time. In particular, seed overwintering outside and experiencing the natural freeze thaw cycles that occur in late fall, winter and early spring. To artificially break seed dormancy, sow the seed in a soil-less mix, water than chill in a refrigerator for a set period of time. This dormancy breaking process is called stratification.
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