This is Cornus florida urbiniana, also known as Mexican flowering dogwood, and Magic Dogwood. This breath taking tree can grow up to 30 feet high and likes to live in the sun or partial shade. This is a subspecies of our more common flowering dogwood, but this one comes from eastern Mexico. Each white petal like bract is creased and the bracts are all fused at the ends. The flower never fully opens, creating a magnificent blossom which resembles a Chinese lantern. Anyone who has ever seen this tree in bloom never forgets the magnificence of it. This subspecies holds onto its leaves longer than our common dogwood, so they add more color later into the season. It is also resistant to many leaf diseases that the other dogwoods are susceptible to. This tree will give you one of the most wonderful floral displays anywhere. USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 9.