Habitat: Prefers well-drained soils on wooded slopes, ridges, and field edges.
ID Clues: Flowering dogwood is more of a shrub than a tree. In the spring, it unfurls beautiful, white, flower-like bracts. In the fall, it produces red, football-shaped berries.
That’s Nuts! Flowering dogwood is Missouri’s official state tree.
Maximum height: 40 feet