The blossom of the dogwood tree (Cornus florida) was designated as the official state flower of North Carolina in 1941. The Dogwood is one of the most common trees in North Carolina, found in all parts of the state from the mountains to the coast.
Kousa Dogwood bears red fruits in late summer and wonderful reddish-purple autumn foliage. It's typically more disease-resistant than its North American cousin, flowering dogwood. Name: Cornus kousa selections Size: From 10 to 25 feet tall and wide, depending on variety Zones: 5-8 Standout Varieties: 'Milky Way' has more flowers than most; 'Satomi' has pink flowers.