Dogwood Seeds, White Flowering - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Dogwood Seeds, White Flowering

(Cornus florida 'Northern') Deciduous. Zones 5-8.

White Flowering North American dogwood is easily one of the most beautiful native flowering trees. Dogwood flowers are deceiving in that are actually quite small, but are surrounded by the petal-like leaves, called bracts, that we think of as blooms.

North American Dogwood’s long-lasting “flowers” are a soft white and come on in the Spring, giving way to bright red berries in late Summer. Berries are poisonous to humans but attractive to many birds. North American Flowering Dogwood grows slowly and can reach 15 feet in height. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 8

Edible: Yes

Size: Small Tree

Growth RateSlow - Medium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes 

Germination: 70 - 90% 

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Average, well draining. Prefers cooler roots, so mulch for Summer.



For best results, sow seeds outdoors in Fall before the ground freezes.  If sowing indoors…

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 150 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/4”-1/2” deep, ideally in a peat/perlite mix. Alternating soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C) aids germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 60 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

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