Our Flowering Dogwood
wearing her Autumn colors.
A close-up of her gown.
Lots of 'Bling' (berries) to catch a bird's eye
Flowering Dogwoods are one of our most common understory trees.
Understory means that it grows beneath taller trees.
This small tree grows about 30 feet tall. Its trunk usually isn't more than eight inches wide. The trunk is also short, with many spreading branches.
Flowering Dogwood leaves grow up to five inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide.
They are green with short stalks. Underneath they are pale green.
Flowering Dogwood leaves turn bright red in the Fall.
The yard at each of our homes over the years has included Flowering Dogwoods.
The RG transplants them from the local woods
where they grow in abundance.
This one is around forty years old.
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