This spectacular Pink Dogwood is truly a tree for any and all seasons with its ravishing pink early spring blossoms, lush summertime green leaves that turn bright red in the autumn, and gray stems with brilliant red fruit in the winter.
The fall foliage may appear earlier or later in the growing season depending on your location in the United States. Spring and fall seasons are this fast growing trees most showy display.
The Pink Dogwood tree features beautiful, biscuit-shaped pink flowers and elegant low-branches. The deciduous tree’s glossy, red berries are attractive to birds. In winter, the dogwood’s gray stems and checkered bark contrast nicely with snow.
This dogwood flowering tree is popular as a specimen tree or small grouping on residential property around homes, near patios, or in lawns. Also a nice choice in woodland gardens.
Planting these trees in your landscape will attract birds and other wildlife. Pink flowering dogwood is an important source of food for birds including robins, cardinals, and waxwings.
This type of dogwood can be grown as an understory tree. Meaning it can handle dry spells and living under larger trees in the shade of the canopy. It generally stays a small tree.
Planting a Pink Dogwood Tree
Native to the eastern United States and has slight cold hardiness. This flowering tree grows best in USDA hardiness zones 5-8.
The Pink Dogwood is grows best in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. This variety of flowering dogwood tree grows up to 25 feet tall and wide.
The flowering tree thrives in moist, organically rich, acidic soil conditions. It will benefit from a 2-4 inch mulch of organic material or peat moss to help keep roots cool and moist in summer.
These are not bare root trees. They are potted trees rooted in soil. Planting your dogwood tree is easy. Dig a hole as large and wide as the top of the root ball. Place the tree in the hole slightly above ground level. Water well and every day for the first week. After that, bi weekly waterings to help the tree establish a strong root system.
Pink dogwood tree care includes an annual fertilization with a slow release fertilizer and minimal pruning to help the growth of your tree. Please reach out to us with your questions.
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If you are looking for a tree with white flowers, check out the White Dogwood Tree.
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- Showy flowers
- Attractive bark
- Fall color
- Berries are loved by birds