Some of the white Dogwood flower cultivars are ‘Barton’, Cherokee Princes’, ‘Plena’, ‘Cherokee Daybreak’, and the White Flowering Dogwood (Cornus Florida).
The pink and red Dogwood flower is exhibited by cultivars such as ‘Cherokee Chief’, ‘Cherokee Sunset’ and ‘Stokes Pink’.
All dogwoods are potential flower producers; however, trees grown from seed vary in the age at which they begin flowering. Fast growers will usually be delayed in beginning the flowering cycle.
Those which produce an abundance of Dogwood flowers and follow up with a heavy berry crop will likely produce a small number of flowers the next year. Also, trees located in heavy shade tend to produce fewer flowers than those in full sun.
Dogwood flower buds are quite evident in September; therefore, it is possible to predict the number of flowers that will be produced the next spring.
The Dogwood tree and the Dogwood flower are beautiful harbingers of spring and are the state flower of Virginia and North Carolina.