A New Native Fall Blooming Dogwood?

Native Dogwood flowering in the fall

Spotted in Raleigh this week.  Is it a new native fall blooming dogwood?  It is fall.  It is a native dogwood.  Nope.  Nothing new; it’s been around for a while.

I have been assured by the best at the JC Raulston Arboretum that what this is,  is only the dogwood’s last hurrah before it goes dormant.   Too bad.  I could get use to this.

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  2. Awww, it would have been nice.~~Dee

  3. Janet said

    It has been a screwy season for many plants. I have daffodils coming up.

  4. Wow, that would have been neat to have a flowering fall dogwood!

  5. Karyl said

    how strange. In zone 7b I lost my entire crop of Cornus florida berries in 2 days. I have at least 15-20 native dogwoods. They looked perfectly healthy, berries just fell off in mass. Now they have buds that are too developed for this time of year.

  6. tina said

    Lots of last hurrahs this year. It sure is pretty.

  7. Nell Jean said

    I’ve had Redbud blossoms on the tree outside my kitchen window. Plants do strange things out of season, sometimes.

  8. I know Dee, right? Wouldn’t be grand to have a fall blooming dogwood? H

  9. Janet, bummer on the daffs. I have a hollyhock blooming! H.

  10. […] posted this sighting on Glenwood Avenue.  A Fall Blooming Native Dogwood? After doing so, I found this hollyhock blooming.  What a whicky-whacky year. […]

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