Who was silence dogwood?
Silence Dogwood was the persona Benjamin Franklin used when he wrote letters to his brother's printing company.
Many of out native Flowering Dogwood trees have developed Anthracnose, which is a fungus. However, there are hybrids available, which are a cross between the native Dogwood and the Japanese Kousa Dogwood. Many have shown good disease resistance. They bloom later than the Flowering Dogwood tree and earlier than the Kousa.