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Cornus florida 'Plena' (syn. Pluribracteata)'

Flowering Dogwood

Plant Type:


Cornus florida ‘Plena’ (syn. ​Benthamidia florida ‘Pluribracteata’) – 2 available. 'Plena' is a lovely double white flowering form with just a touch of apple green at the base of the bracts – fresh, clean and cool. Good green foliage turns red to reddish purple in autumn. The youngest wood is a dark earthy purple. The trunk on older specimens develops grayish brown scales becoming increasingly interesting. Flowering Dogwood forms a most handsome domed tree. Grow in fertile and moisture-retentive conditions. Good culture will ward-off the dreaded borer that has decimated so many of our wild trees. For gardeners at the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Cutting grown.

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15 ft


Item Description Price  
CORNFLOP Cornus florida 'Plena' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $40.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus florida 'Plena' (syn. Pluribracteata)'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored
  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Songbirds


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Alee
  • Natural Garden
  • Woodland
  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. Many have beautiful winter wood, beautiful flowers and berries for wildlife. Most have terrific fall foliage color. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting 4 seasons of interest. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rainfalls. Many if not all are a presently a botanical Latin taxonomic tangle. In fact, taxonomists have been very busy renaming both trees and shrubs to the point that they have managed to do to Dogwoods what they foisted upon Asters. For the nursery owner the outcome is nothing but a monstrous tangle of confusion for nurseries and customers alike. And as much as I rail against common names I now use the word "aster" as I utilize "dogwood" for the sake and ease of lubricated communication. Ours are being offered under monikers that are currently embraced by most folks in the industry but followed parenthetically with the swanky new names foisted upon us all by the taxonomists... those elusive, ghostly beings who secretly impose as do the FISA court judges in the U.S. (Uh oh, they've begun an FBI folder on me!!!) We take many of our cues from the esteemed Michael Dirr... not regarding FISA courts or the FBI. You know what I mean. All of our offerings are cutting grown.