Higher classification: Cornus Click to see full answer. Simply so, what does a flowering dogwood look like?Flowering dogwood is recognized by most people for its spring floral display that can be white or pink. The showy part is actually a leaf-like bract under the tiny flowers. It is a common understory tree in wooded areas throughout the state.Additionally, how long does it take a dogwood tree to bloom? five to seven years how wide does a dogwood tree get? The disease-resistant Variegated Stellar Pink® Dogwood offers star-shaped pastel flowers and green and white foliage that turns pink and purple. Give this tree enough space to grow, it can reach up to 20 feet tall and wide.How deep are the roots of a dogwood tree?Shallow Tree Roots: The entisols (shallow <3. feet [. 9 meter] forest soils) have 3 tree root depths: 1.5 to 3.5 feet [0.4 to 1 meter] deep (Florida Dogwood, E Red Cedar, Sugar Maple).