Native to the eastern United States, the flowering dogwood is one of the most popular and recognizable ornamental trees. This compact tree, usually growing to a mature size of 15-30 ft. tall, is ideal for smaller yards and landscapes. Red or white blooms cover the tree in the springtime; its attractive foliage provides shade in the summer and its ornamental bark offers winter interest. Songbirds and pollinators love it, too. Its fragrant flowers attract bees and butterflies. Songbirds and other wildlife feast on its red fruits. Most dogwood trees grow in zones 5-9 and in full sun to partial shade. They perform best when planted in well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter.