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|Dogwoods are one of America's most popular ornamental flowering trees!
Grafted Flowering Dogwood Trees
Flowering Dogwood trees are America's most
favorite flowering tree!
Dogwood trees are noted for their prolific spring flower displays and ornamental form, making them ideal candidates to use as a focal point
in the landscape. For example, in front yards they can be planted in the center of a bed of perennial flowers near the entrance of the home.
They are small enough to be considered backyard patio trees as well. Plant them six or eight feet from the edge of a patio or deck to give a
little shade and privacy around outdoor seating areas.
Recommended Selections: When choosing dogwoods, always buy container-grown trees that are named selections. These offer a
guaranteed flower color, heavier and earlier blooming, and disease-resistance. Don't settle for cheaper seed-grown trees simply labeled "white" or
"pink." Seed-grown trees may be gems or dogs -- there's no way to tell when you buy.
Among all flowering trees the dogwood is regarded by most of America as unrivaled in beauty. It grows 15 to 25 feet in
height and is generally wider than tall. This deciduous ornamental tree offers landscape interest for all seasons, beginning
with its floral display in late March to early June that last 2 to 4 weeks followed by deep, green foliage held on layered
branches in the summer. With fall comes a brilliant show of scarlet to reddish purple foliage and bright red fruit borne in
small clusters.The fruit often lasts into December or until it is devoured by Dogwoods make excellent understory trees in a
semi-shaded area and can be used in foundation plantings. They are often used as a backdrop for rhododendrons, azaleas,
or other spring-flowering shrubs. Dogwoods are excellent for specimen or accent plantings around the terrace or patio.