Flowering dogwoods heights range from about 15 to 30 feet tall, depending on the cultivar. The trunks are not large and they are short with many spreading branches. Flowering dogwood leaves are attractive. They grow to about 5 inches long and about 2 inches wide. The undersides are a pale green. Flowering dogwoods are truly a 4 season tree. Spring brings gorgeous flowers, summer brings attractive foliage, fall brings a delightful show of red colored leaves, and winter brings a plant barren of leaves with unique branching and bark for winter interest.
The flowering dogwood is highly prized and widely used because it is so adaptable. The tree thrives in many soil types and growing conditions. The dogwoods relatively small size and high volume of flowers make it a popular landscaping choice.