This spectacular Pink Dogwood is truly a tree for any and all seasons with its ravishing pink early spring blossoms, lush green summertime leaves that turn red in the autumn, and gray stems with brilliant red fruit in the winter. The fall foliage map appear earlier or later in the growing season depending on your location in the United States. Spring and fall are this fast growing trees most showy seasons.
The Pink Dogwood tree features beautiful, biscuit-shaped pink flowers and elegant low-branches. The tree’s glossy, red berries are attractive to birds. In winter, the dogwood’s gray stems and checkered bark contrast nicely with snow. Native to the eastern United States. 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 can grow 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.
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.
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.
These are not bare root trees. They come rooted in a pot in soil. Planting a pink dogwood tree is easy. Dig a hole as large and wide as the top of the root ball. Place the tree in the hole at 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 yearly fertilization and minimal pruning. Please reach out to us with your questions.
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- Showy flowers
- Attractive bark
- Fall color
- Berries are loved by birds