The 'Cloud Nine' dogwood has the appearance of a true cornus florida, but when it blooms it 'turns the dial to 11' to give that extra bit that puts it over the top. It has white blooms on green leaves, but the blooms are larger and more dense. When this tree blooms in the spring it is really a sight to beyond as clusters of huge dogwood blooms weigh down the branches. This tree makes an outstanding spring center piece, but can also be planted in rows, near a house, or among the shade of larger trees. Like all dogwoods it can adapt to full sun and less ideal soil conditions with care, but prefers afternoon shade and moist well drained soil rich in organic matter.
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||light red mixed with deep red, purple, orange and green|
|Foliage Color:||Green to dark green|
|Genus & Species:||Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'|
|Growth Rate:||Slow to moderate|
|Mature Height:||15 to 18 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||10 to 15 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, well draining soil that is rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Partial shade; Partial sun; Dappled shade; Full sun (with proper care)|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
I was please with the timely communication between New Blooms (Travis) an myself. The tree was long in transit but still arrived in good condition. I did find that adding some SuperThrive to a low dose of fertilizer helped the plant recover well.