The pink dogwood is an American classic. These legendary trees have long been part of our native landscape and provide an aura of magnificence in a 100% North American native cultivar that ranges from Maine to Florida from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean .
The pink dogwood is a special tree, because it rewards the gardener all year. As the days lengthen and warm, creamy pink blooms with subtle highlights of red 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.
|Bloom Color:||Light pink, bright pink|
|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 f. rubra|
|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.
When the tree arrived, I soaked it for about three or four hours and then I planted it. I planted it in good soil and kept it watered. It sprouted about ten leaves and then stopped growing. I kept caring for it but about a week ago it died.
I took a chance ordering here instead of through the normal place I order my trees. They came in looking rather pitiful, but I decided to give them a shot since I've been able to bring lots of trees and plants back from the brink. One of the two just never recovered and is dead. The other is surviving, but far from thriving.
We received the tree on time and in great condition. I was a little disappointed that it didnt come in a pot at least not the type I was imagining. Nowhere on the website did it say a cloth pot. But I am pleased with the purchase and it was here in time for mother's day.
This was a Mother’s Day present. Very nicely packaged. In very good shape....so far, so good
Pink Flowering Dogwood