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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
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.
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.