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Cornus florida ssp. urbiniana

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18th May 2006

Cornus florida is not the most successful species for a mild wet climate. It produces occasional flowers and never manages any autumn colour, but it has the uncooperative charm of an obstinate child refusing to hold your hand to cross the road.

18th May 2006

8th May 2019

My plant came as the typical form but I was delighted when it flowered and it became clear that it was the eastern Mexican subspecies C. f. ssp. urbiniana. It has performed surprisingly well in the shelter of a large Magnolia.