How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Dogwood—Cornus spp.
Family Cornaceae (Dogwood family)

Plant identification

Dogwoods are generally deciduous shrubs or trees. They are known for great fall color as well as spring colors. There are many species with various forms and climatic adaptations.

Optimum conditions for growth

Dogwoods can grow in several different climatic zones depending on species. They prefer generally acid soils with high organic content. Dogwoods generally need adequate moisture. They do best in areas with partial shade to full sun. In hot, arid climates, partial shade is preferred to protect them from leaf scorch.

Dogwood, Cornus florida

Pests and disorders of Cornus spp.



Diseases (cont.)

Environmental disorders



White flowersPink flowers
Pink flowers & white flowers of Dogwood

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