flowering dogwood Flowering Dogwoods are one of our most common understory trees. Understory means that it grows beneath taller trees. This small tree grows about 30 feet tall. Its trunk usually isn't more than eight inches wide. The trunk is also short, with many spreading branches. Flowering Dogwood leaves grow up to five inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. They are green with short stalks. Underneath they are pale green. Flowering Dogwood leaves turn bright red in the Fall.
Gardening is a great hobby. It is relaxing, helps pass the time, gets you in touch with nature and even helps develop several skills. Making a perfect garden is, however, something that takes luck, knowledge and even a degree of experience to achieve.