Appalachian Joy Dogwood

Status: Out of Stock
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.
Proper Name: Cornus florida 'Appalachian Joy'

Collections: Dogwood - Cornus Florida

Product type: Ornamental Trees

Tags: Attracts Song Birds, Bloom Spring, Disease Resistant, Flower (White), Full Sun, Native (Cultivar), Part Shade, Part Sun


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The Appalachian Joy dogwood is specifically bred for enhanced hardiness and disease resistance. If you have struggled with dogwoods due to problems with fungus or mildew, this tree may be your ticket to a successful planting. Appalachian Joy also has what are know as supernumerary bracts. Rather than having the classic 4 petals, it can have up to 8 petals giving it a unique and very full look. The tree was developed by the University of Tennessee's Dogwood Breeding program specifically for resistance to powdery mildew.

The white dogwood is a special tree, because it rewards the gardener all year. As the days lengthen and warm, stark white blooms cover the tree and announce the arrival of spring. When summer arrives the upward branching and deep green textured leaves provide an elegant and graceful appearance among larger straighter shade trees, evergreens, or the sharp geometry of your home. Swirling scarlet and purple leaves add to the color show in the fall, along with brilliant red berries that attract up to 36 species of songbird through the early winter.

This breathtakingly beautiful tree is an excellent choice to plant along streets, near large buildings, next to patios or as a property border. It provides an eye-catching display when planted in rows, but also excels as a solo planting, or among towering giants. Dogwoods do best in some shade and rich soil, but can adapt to a variety of conditions with proper care. Dogwoods do best with 2-4 inches of organic mulch.

Bloom Color:Crisp white
Bloom Period:Early to mid-spring
Fall Color:A rusty brick red mixed with shades of purple, yellow and orange
Foliage Color:Green; new foliage is bright green
Genus & Species:Cornus florida 'Appalachian Joy'
Growth Rate:Slow to moderate
Mature Height:15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread:15 to 20 ft.
Soil Type:Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter
Sun Exposure:Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Zone:5 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews

Trees arrived in very good shape! And a nice size. They are doing well thank you!

High expectations

I've only had the tree for a couple weeks and it is dormant so while it looks doesn't look like much and we still have chilly days so it may be a while. The tree was packed securely and maintained appropriate moisture but no soil stuck to the root even after I planted it in a pot while waiting for an old tree to be removed...and new spot prepared a few feet away...I watered it well...I've never seen anything like that...the dirt fell off leaving the entire root bare and there were no little tiny roots...I think it might be too cold here for it to wake (this planting zone and full on winter are new to me as well). The tree is well in the height range advertised and the root system was large especially for a dogwood. There are buds all over waiting to open and the trunk is beginning to mature from green stalk to brown bark with a diameter beyond a whip. The seller shipped quite early which was difficult to manage in an old house brand new to us with service providers and my own projects all over the place...I was afraid the tree would get bumped and break before I planted, but seller still receives 5 stars for communicating and coordinating; also I wish the seller would release larger trees for mail order, because this business is 7 hours one way drive from me to pick up orders.


I bought one last year, I bought another on this year. Both trees came fast, very well packed and in perfect condition. Communication is perfect; you are told exactly when the tree is coming and can delay if you are not ready to plant. Last's year tree took on with no problems. This year's tree is already waking up from winter. When I want a new tree, this is the nursery I check first.

Plants that were shipped

My magnolia Jane plants and dogwood trees were extremely carefully packed and shipped. I have only the best things to say about this great nursery.

Kind and helpful service

Thank you for your great service. The tree arrives safely and a personal note was included for the gift. Many thanks.