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Cultural Details for Cornus walteri

Common Name:
Walter Dogwood

Growth Rate:
Symmetrical canopy with a regular (or smooth) outline, and individuals have more or less identical crown forms. Moderate to fast growth rate.

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White flowers are produced in 2-3” diameter, corymbose cymes in June.

Fruit Details:
The 0.25” diameter, globose, black fruit matures in August-September.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Bark resembles alligator hide

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Possibly leaf spot, twig blight, or canker.

Native Habitat:
Native to central China. Introduced 1907.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Full sun to part shade, adaptable to soil, zone 5-7

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.