Appalachian Spring Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Appalachian Spring'
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.
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The Appalachian Spring 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 Spring was found at the Camp David Presidential Retreat in Maryland and specifically cultivated by the University of Tennessee due to its enhanced resistance to anthracnose.
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.
|Early to mid-spring
|A rusty brick red mixed with shades of purple, yellow and orange
|Green; new foliage is bright green
|Genus & Species:
|Cornus florida 'Appalachian Spring'
|Slow to moderate
|15 to 20 ft.
|15 to 20 ft.
|Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter
|Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
|5 to 9
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Arrived well packaged, in great shape, with good instructions. And with buds! I just hope it survives the winter.
Our Applachain Spring dogwoods arrived quickly and were quickly planted. We have high hopes for these trees. Very healthy stock. Impressive packaging. Trees have been in the ground about a week now and are sprouting bigger leaves. If these fare well, we may need several more! Glad to have found an anthracnose resistant white dogwood and love that these have origins in Camp David, which is nearby.
The tree arrived very quickly and was packaged securely. It had little leaflet buds on every tip. This is the first time I've used new blooms Nursery but will definitely consider them in the future.
It is too early to fully rate this but the company processed my order and shipped it promptly. It was packaged well to arrive safe and sound. I planted it according to the informative video sent prior to its arrival and look forward to the years ahead.
I was pleased with the size and health of the bare root tree that I received. It was much nicer than the one I purchased from White Flower Farm. It has yet to leaf out due to the cool weather but the tree has a strong root structure and is well-branched. I highly recommend New Blooms Nursery.