Content tagged with "dogwood"

Alternate-Leaved Dogwood (Pagoda Dogwood)

Cornus alternifolia
Dogwoods have leaves arranged opposite one another on the stem—except for this species! This shrub or small tree is a popular ornamental, especially in the northern parts of Missouri, where it can be too cold to grow flowering dogwood. More

Coming Soon to a Landscape Near You

You may have noticed some flowering trees already this spring: the white blooms of serviceberry, plums and ornamental pears and the pink of Japanese magnolia and peaches. More

Dogwoods, redbuds could bloom early this year

flowering dogwood tree
Accelerated tree blooming could reduce the length of spring allergy season. More

Flowering Dogwood

flowering dogwood flower
Cornus florida
A beautiful shrub to small tree with a straggling, spreading crown, Missouri’s official state tree presents lovely boughs of white inflorescences in springtime forests. More

Gray Dogwood (Stiff Dogwood)

Cornus foemina
Gray dogwood is a deciduous, thicket-forming shrub. Its small, creamy-white flowers occur in branched clusters, and its white or pale blue fruits are supported by red stalks—a characteristic that makes it attractive for ornamental uses. More

Gray Dogwood Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance gray dogwood thickets in Missouri. More

Missouri's State Family

This content is archived
Missouri's delicate flower, gorgeous bird and pretty tree create a living legacy that ties present to past and future. More

Rough-Leaved Dogwood

rough-leaved dogwood
Cornus drummondii
This thicket-forming dogwood is one of the hardiest of Missouri shrubs, capable of withstanding cold and drought. The leaves of this species emit a faint odor of sour milk. More