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Dogwood, Cloud 9 Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'

Cloud Nine Dogwood—Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'

Prolific, large, pure white, overlapping petal-like blooms in spring, dark green foliage in the summer, red-purple leaves in the fall with glossy red berries that persist into winter make this a lovely ornamental tree for all seasons. It has a short trunk, horizontal branches, and a moderately globe-shaped crown. The dense branching provides shade and nesting sites, fruit and buds are a favorite with dozens of bird species, and the nectar and pollen attract butterflies. Dogwoods prefer acidic, moist, well drained sites with partial shade, but will take full sun. This is one of the most cold hardy cultivars. Avoid poorly drained, limited summer water, and polluted sites.

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Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The Cloud 9 Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Cloud 9 Dogwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees

15' High
15' High

Mature Height:
The Cloud 9 Dogwood grows to be 15' feet in height.

10' Spread
10' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Cloud 9 Dogwood has a spread of about 10' at full maturity.

Slow Growth
Slow Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Cloud 9 Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range soils.

rounded Shape
rounded Shape

Shape:
This dogwood has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info

Description:
Prolific, large, pure white, overlapping petal-like blooms in spring, dark green foliage in the summer, red-purple leaves in the fall with glossy red berries that persist into winter make this a lovely ornamental tree for all seasons. It has a short trunk, horizontal branches, and a moderately globe-shaped crown. The dense branching provides shade and nesting sites, fruit and buds are a favorite with dozens of bird species, and the nectar and pollen attract butterflies. Dogwoods prefer acidic, moist, well drained sites with partial shade, but will take full sun. This is one of the most cold hardy cultivars. Avoid poorly drained, limited summer water, and polluted sites.