Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree
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Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree
Pink Flowering Dogwood Leaf
Pink Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 101
Pink Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 99
Pink Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 102
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Pink Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida rubra
$175.00
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Pink Flowering Dogwood is a cherished heirloom tree native to the Eastern U.S. This medium-sized ornamental tree will grace your home landscape with stunning pink blossoms in spring, burgundy foliage in fall, and vibrant red berries into winter. The fruit is a favorite food of many songbirds, so be sure to plant your Pink Dogwood tree near a window and you’ll be able to pull up a chair and watch the bluebirds, cardinals, robins, and mockingbirds dig in. Chipmunks and squirrels also gather the fruits, and dainty little spring azure butterflies use Dogwoods as a food source, too. Cancel the cable—you’ll have “Animal Planet” on 24/7 in your own backyard!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Flowering Dogwoods got their scientific name, Cornus, from the Latin for “horn”—as in a ram’s horn—because their wood is so hard that two trees could theoretically rear back and headbutt one another with no serious damage resulting.  The hard-as-horn wood can be fashioned into indestructible items like butcher blocks, golf club heads, and daggers, or “dags.”  “Dagwood” evolved into “Dogwood.”  The species name florida is a reference to the showy flowers, not the state—though Flowering Dogwoods are native to Florida.  This pink variety was discovered in Virginia.

The Details

Pink Flowering Dogwoods have orange polka-dotted flowers that only bloom at 1:37 a.m. on the third Wednesday in November - weather permitting. Just kiddin'! We wanted to make sure you were paying attention. Seriously now, Pink Flowering Dogwoods are native to the eastern United States. They produce rosy-pink flowers that appear in late spring before the foliage. Dark green leaves in summer turn to crimson in fall. Fall foliage is accompanied by some bright red berries - which you (and the birds) will enjoy!

How to Grow

These Dogwoods thrive in higher temperatures, but prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Flowering Dogwoods also like more acidic soil conditions. Be sure to keep your Dogwood watered after planting, they like moist soil, but not constantly wet soil. Apply a low rate tree fertilizer during the fall to promote healthy growth and flowers next spring. Not all trees are perfect however, and there are a couple of common problems that occur: Anthracnose and borer. Anthracnose is a fungal disease that causes dead spots on leaves, twigs, or fruit. Borers are small insects that bore into the woody part of plants. Don’t let this discourage you - there is hope! Your best defense against these problems is proper tree care and maintenance, if your tree is under any stress (too much sun, too much or too little water) that’s when these problems will occur. However, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. You get beautiful flowers in spring, fruit that attracts birds, and great fall color. On top of that, they really don’t need a lot of pruning, but if you feel it’s necessary to prune, please do so after the tree is done flowering in the spring.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 25-30'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Red
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Questions & Answers

Q:

The trunk of my tree looks different than the rest of the stem. Is my tree okay?

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A

What you're seeing is where the Dogwood was originally grafted onto the root stock and the root stock can grow differently than the Tree itself. Based on your photo, the bark & Tree both look healthy so we believe you have nothing to worry about. We do recommend that you apply our Elements Fertilizer this Spring - not only is it wonderful for you Tree, it will also improve the overall health of your soil!

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

Size: B

Size B

Size: C

Size C

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

4-5' Tall. Grown in our #7 tree container. This tree has the beginnings of a beautiful tree the hardest work has been done for you. Bower & Branch Growers have pruned this to perfection.

Size B Trees:

6-8' tall and 4-5' wide with a very well developed branching structure. Vigorous, healthy and mature enough to flower your very first spring. Large, full and guaranteed. Grown in our #15 tree container.

Size C Trees:

8-10’ tall. Fully pruned to form and ready for your landscape. Sold in our #25 tree container with stem caliper up to 2". Fully flowering age, mature and ready to perform in your landscape.

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Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree
Pink Flowering Dogwood Leaf
Pink Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 101
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Pink Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 102
Pink Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 103
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Pink Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1178