Shade Metals

Species Specific Botanical Jewelry

Dogwood, Magic (Cornus florida urbiniana)

Sara & Cesar

NATIVE RANGE:

Mountain Forests of Eastern Mexico

DESCRIPTION:

Understory tree known for its spiral blooms that don’t open flat like other dogwoods, white flower bracts are fused at the top

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NATIONAL ARBORETUM:

We first encountered this tree at the National Arboretum in Washington DC. Overlooking the Anacostia river, the dogwoods in this collection start blooming in March and don’t quit until June. The collection features the European Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas), our east-coast native Flowering Dogwoods (Cornus florida), the Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa) and the magic one- the Mexican Flowering Dogwood. These flowers are similar to the young blooms of our native dogwood,but they grow longer, thinner bracts that exhibit some fantastic twists and twirls.

We made a short video to illustrate the process of sculpting these flowers, each pendant is unique just like the shapes on the real tree. Sculpting Dogwood Flowers

 
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