Small blooming tree that grows quickly. Branches and red twig tips are covered with 10cm wide umbels of creamy white flowers in the spring, which stand out against the deep green foliage. The leaves are lance-shaped with smooth margins and become a rich purple colour in the fall. Birds adore plump, meaty black fruits. When young, it takes on the shape of a shrub; as it grows older, it takes on the shape of a tree. When fully grown, alligator bark is quite lovely.
Botanical Name : Cornus walteri
Common Name : Walter Dogwood
Height : 30-40 ft
Spread : 20-30 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-45 days warm stratification followed by 90-120 days cold stratification
Hardiness zone : 6-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 450