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This spectacular Pink Dogwood tree is truly a plant for any and all seasons with its ravishing pink early spring blossoms, lush summertime dark 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 light Pink Dogwood tree features beautiful, biscuit-shaped pink flower bracts and elegant low horizontal 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 Cornus Florida trees in your landscape will attract birds and other wildlife like deer, squirrels, and butterflies. Pink flowering dogwood tree is an important source of food for birds including robins, cardinals, and waxwings. Over 35 species of birds can thrive on the small dogwood tree berries during the winter months.
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. Buy dogwood trees today to find out why it is the best tree to plant in shaded areas, the best small tree, and the best front yard tree. Truly an ornamental tree for any planting location!
How to Plant a 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 pink variety of flowering dogwood tree grows up to 25 feet tall and wide.
The flowering tree thrives in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic soil conditions. It will benefit from a 2-4 inch layer of mulch of organic matter or peat moss to help keep roots cool and moist in summer.
Pink Dogwood Care
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. Established dogwoods are more drought tolerant but they should never go too long without hydration.
Pink dogwood tree care includes an annual fertilization with a slow release fertilizer. Minimal pruning to help the growth of your tree and to maintain desired size and shape. Please reach out to us with your questions.
Some common problems for flowering dogwood includes leaf spot, canker and drought/stress. You can read more information about these at the Missouri Botanical Gardens blog page.
Shop the mature Pink Dogwood Tree for sale as an excellent choice popular landscape tree!
If you are looking for a tree with white flowers, check out the White Dogwood Tree.
Cornus florida 'Rubra'
- Showy flowers
- Attractive bark
- Fall color
- Berries are loved by birds