#013 Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

This Dogwood was nominated for state champion (biggest specimen in the state) in 1994 and exceeded the champion at that time by 2 points. The four main leaders were trimmed in 1995 and the tree has since died.

Statistics (1994)

  • Circumference (In.): 80
  • Height (Ft.): 40
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 43
  • Total Points: 131

More Information

  • Nominated By: Molly Fahey
  • Year Added: 1994
  • Owned By: Private
  • Current condition: Deceased
  • Neighborhood: Cotswold
  • Property Type: Private
  • Nearest Address: Private property
  • Ecological Value: The Flowering Dogwood is the state tree of North Carolina. It is the host plant for Azure butterflies. Mature Azure butterflies are attracted to this tree and females will lay eggs on Dogwoods. The fruit is eaten by virtually all animals in Charlotte’s ecosystems, from songbirds to white-tailed deer.
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