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Green flowered tree needs ID - Dogwood

 
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I saw this blooming the other day (April, zone 6) I have seen this before, but don't recall what it is. Odds are high it's a fruit tree. The tree in question is about 12 feet high.
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Thank you!! :D
 
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Interesting, I just looked them up, I agree they are dogwood, but the colors on the picture are fairly accurate, they a were GREEN flowers. Is that an odd variety or just that they were not fully open or ripe or whatever yet?
 
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They'll turn white when it's ready to receive pollinators, so yeah they're not ripe yet.
 
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Ah, thank you :) Makes sense.
 
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Dogwoods are good trees. Kousa and Cornellian dogwoods have nice fruit as well. I remember reading that native dogwood fruits were used as a diabetic treatment of some kind.
 
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Kevin Goheen wrote:Dogwoods are good trees. Kousa and Cornellian dogwoods have nice fruit as well. I remember reading that native dogwood fruits were used as a diabetic treatment of some kind.


Yes :) They are neat trees. They are native here, I had only noticed white or pink flowered ones, (maybe yellows, I'd have to check my notes, I know there is one locally that took me quite a while to ID because it blooms very late and has odd colored flowers.)
I have three of the good fruited Cornelians in pots waiting for me to plant them :)
I'll look up the Kousa, not familiar with them, at least not by that name.
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