Dogwood (Cornus nuttalii) – 2013

Dogwood Blossoms

Dogwood Blossoms

A beautiful wild tree that grows up to 40 feet (12 metres) tall in the southwest corner of British Columbia.  The trees are slow growing and take a number of years to bloom.  They have a tendency to “bleed” to death if too many branches are cut from them and are therefore protected by law.

Dogwood in Bloom

Dogwood in Bloom

Under favourable weather conditions the trees will bloom in May and again in September.  They produce a tight cluster of red berries for fruit.   They are British Columbia’s provincial flower.

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