Cornus dogwood are popular shrubs among gardeners. They are grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It is native from Maine to southern Ontario to Illinois to Kansas south to Florida, Texas and Mexico. It is expected to bloom in early spring, around April. It's a popular specimen plant or use in a small groupings around your home, near patios or in lawns. It is also effective in woodland, bird or native plant gardens.