This beautiful flowering White Dogwood tree was picked as Missouri’s state tree and is one of the most spectacular of the native American flowering trees on the market.
This variety of flowering dogwood is a deciduous tree. It is a small dwarf dogwood variety that typically grows 15 to 30 feet tall and 15 to 25 feet wide as an established dogwood. It has low-branching, broadly pyramidal but flat-topped growth habit. The white dogwood tree growth rate is slow to moderate growing about 1 foot per year as a newly planted tree.
The white flowering dogwood tree will bloom in early spring with an overlapping flower bloom period with the redbud trees. In the fall, the medium sized flowers will turn into dark red berries and bright red fruit for wildlife including deer, several species of birds, and squirrels. The foliage turns a deep purple red to signify the start of the fall season.
The dogwood flowers are tiny, yellowish green and shapes like dainty button-like clusters. Each flower cluster has four showy, white, petal-like leaves which open flat. This gives the appearance of a single, four-petaled, white bracts. It is also the state flower of North Carolina since 1941.
The reddish-brown wood is extremely hard and shock resistant, perfect to make handles for tools such as chisels or golf club heads..
Planting White Dogwood Tree
Plant our White flowering Dogwood Tree at ground level to accentuate any landscape with its green leaves and beautiful white blossoms. Dogwood grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-8 of the United States.
Plant this Dogwood Cornus Florida tree in moist, acidic soil types that is well drained soil for best results. This ornamental tree grows in drought tolerant areas but be sure to water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. A 2-3 inch layer of organic matter or mulch will help to retain moisture.
The dark green foliage will provide year round interest if planted in full sun to partial shade. The best time to plant trees is in early spring or summer so it has the whole growing season to establish.
Dogwood Tree Care
It is only necessary to prune dogwood trees to maintain desired size and shape. Cut back dead or diseased branches in early spring before the active growing season begins.
Although they are relatively free of pests and diseases, the Dogwood Borer pest sometimes does attack young dogwood trees. If left untreated it could be fatal. Insecticide may be needed to treat extremely bad cases. Apply a slow release fertilizer to the root ball to encourage growth and protect against fungal diseases such as leaf spotting and powdery mildew.
The dwarf White Dogwood Tree is easy to grow and brings a native tree back to its homelands of North America. Also check out the Pink Dogwood Tree for beautiful pink flowers.
This tree does not ship bare root. It is rooted in a container with soil for the health of the tree during shipment. Shop the White Dogwood tree for sale.
Dogwood Tree Growing Guide coming soon.
- Showy flowers
- Native tree
- Low maintenance
- Drought tolerant