Cornus florida subsp. urbiniana (pringlei)
Size: see below
USDA Zone: 6
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained soils
Comments: Leaves like most American dogwoods though with a slight blue cast. Blooms...like no other!! The typical four white bracts are fused at the ends creating the look of Chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree. Highly unusual and truly spectacular. The tree originates from the mountain forests of eastern Mexico. Tolerates warm summers as long as it has protection from hot afternoon sun.