Cornus florida 'First Lady' | Eastern Flowering Dogwood - 100-150cm, 35lt

Cornus florida 'First Lady' | Eastern Flowering Dogwood - 100-150cm, 35lt

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Cornus florida 'First Lady' is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub with ovate, variegated green and yellow leaves, pink and red in autumn. Clusters of inconspicuous green flowers surrounded by showy white bracts bloom in spring and are followed by small, red, oval fruits attractive to birds. Cornus florida 'First Lady', or Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'First Lady', can grow in a wide range of soils, but prefers fertile, rich, medium moist, well-drained soils. It likes full sun, but tolerates partial shade. Resistant to frost, coastal conditions and urban pollution. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, it doesn’t require, but can benefit from pruning. Flowering dogwood 'First Lady' is a tough and easy to grow ornamental shrub. Perfect as an accent plant or for informal hedges and screens. Excellent for beds and borders, banks and slopes, or as a groundcover. Great-looking when planted in groups or masses. Suitable for informal, cottage, coastal and urban gardens.
  • Common Name

    Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'First Lady'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, USA

  • Flower

    clusters of inconspicuous green flowers surrounded by showy white bracts

  • Foliage

    ovate, variegated green and yellow leaves, pink and red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20-25 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well drained, well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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