Pink Dogwood Tree

Product Description

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.

Botanical Name

Cornus florida 'Rubra'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 25 ft
Mature Width 25 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Showy flowers
  • Attractive bark
  • Fall color
  • Berries are loved by birds

Shipping Info

Once your Pink Dogwood Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

PINK DOGWOOD CARE:

Dogwoods prefer well-drained soil that is lightly acidic. Pink Dogwoods are more sun and heat tolerant than the white flowered variety, but those in Southern climates may prefer afternoon or filtered shade. They are drought tolerant once established but should be watered regularly until established and during periods of extended drought. Dogwoods need minimal pruning to maintain their shape, but any leggy, damaged or broken limbs should be removed in the summertime when the tree will not bleed sap from the cut.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Pink Dogwood, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Leatrice

    Frankly I think that’s absolutely good stuff.

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  2. Mary Ann

    Bought the tree and the box was full of flower petals. 4 stars because I wish it had not lost so many flower petals during shipping.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      We hope those petals grew back, Mary Ann. Thanks for the positive review

  3. Gina Proctor

    Bought in the fall, so it’s leaves were starting to change colors (I think they look beautiful). Husband got them planted this weekend.

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