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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Breeding Intra and Inter Specific Cornus Species

Authors
item Wadl, Phillip - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Skinner, John - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Wang, Xingwang - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Rinehart, Timothy
item Reed, Sandra
item Pantalone, Vince - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Windham, Mark - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Trigiano, Robert - UNIV OF TENNESSEE

Submitted to: Southern Nursery Association Research Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 9, 2007
Publication Date: August 9, 2007
Citation: Wadl, P., Skinner, J.A., Wang, X., Rinehart, T.A., Reed, S.M., Pantalone, V.R., Windham, M.T., Trigiano, R.N. 2007. Breeding Intra and Inter Specific Cornus Species. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference.

Interpretive Summary: Flowering and kousa dogwood were used in controlled crosses to develop intraspecific and interspecific hybrids. Results demonstrate that honey bees are effective in performing controlled pollinations and allows for more crosses to be conducted than when manually performing controlled crosses.

Technical Abstract: Dogwood are important to retail and wholesale nurserymen in the southeast and especially Tennessee where sales account for 23.2 % of dogwood trees sold in the United States (5). Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida L.) and kousa dogwood (C. kousa Hance), are the most popular in the ornamental horticulture industry, although other species, such as C. nuttallii, C. angustata, C. mas and C. sericea, are often used. Flowering dogwood is renowned for its showy floral display, which occurs from April to May.Flowering and kousa dogwood were used in controlled crosses to develop intraspecific and interspecific hybrids. Results demonstrate that honey bees are effective in performing controlled pollinations and allows for more crosses to be conducted than when manually performing controlled crosses.

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