When "the leaf of the dogwood is the size of a squirrel's ear," it is planting time.
Violet and bloodroot, dogwood and purple Judas tree were all bespangled, bespangled with dew.
It seldom has much, and small trunks often none; but when dogwood reaches maturity it develops heart.
Senators were less ornamental than the dogwood or even the judas-tree.
When the dogwood and the strawberry bloomed, England-in-America had a population of but sixty.
The dogwood, too, is opening, and the wild guelder-roses there are in full bloom.
English cornel or dogwood (Cornus mas) has been planted in many parts of this country.
Persimmon and dogwood are examples, and hickory in a less degree.
And how brightly then do the red berries of the dogwood shine out from the warm yellow-green of leaves and mosses!
The dogwood, too, will come, and there are two cabins to come.
shrubs and small trees of the genus Cornus, 1610s, earlier dog-tree (1540s); the first element sometimes said to have been perhaps dag -- cf. dagger, dag (v.) "to pierce or stab" (1630s, perhaps 15c.) -- the trees have hard, white wood that was used in making skewers; another name for it was skewer-wood. But another guess is that the tree was given the name in reference to its fruit, which was called dogberry from 1550s, and dog had implications of "cheap, inferior" (i.e. "fit for a dog").