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Back to News In The News – April 6, 2017

In The News

The dogwood tree makes a comeback

Cornus florida, or dogwood

For decades, flowering dogwood has been plagued by dogwood anthracnose, a deadly fungal disease. The Washington Post‘s Adrian Higgins talks with Mt. Cuba Center’s Woods Path Horticulturist Jimmy Testa to explore the resurgence of the tree and suggests cultivars for the home gardener.

Read the full article over at the Washington Post, here.

More information about Mt. Cuba Center’s flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) and Autumn Gold flowering dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Autumn Gold’)