Pic of the Day – Cornus florida ‘Pluribracteata’

This double flowered dogwood is also known as ‘Plena’ in the trade. It flowers in early spring with 6 to 8 white bracts instead of the typical 4. The doubling of the bracts is at the expense of true flowers so while there will be few if any fruits, the unpollinated flowers with their showy bracts last for an extra long time. Plants are susceptible to powdery mildew so plant them where there is good air circulation. Expect excellent purple-red fall color. Plant in full sun to part shade.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s