CORNACEAE, The Dogwood family
It takes hours to get home from work when one is
weaving through neighborhoods,
stopping to stare at flowering trees.
Luckily it’s light late.
The native dogwood is a large tree, growing up to 50 feet tall, yet it is still an understory tree in these forests of giants. In gardens it is best to plant it where it can have space though. The other dogwood species and cultivars can be easier to grow in the city, but in my opinion it is unmatched in beauty.