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Pink Dogwood

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  • Unique Pink Blooms: The Pink Dogwood is known for its unique pink blossoms that emerge in late spring to early summer. Unlike other dogwoods, its flowers are a soft, pastel pink, offering a delicate and refreshing contrast to the typical white dogwood blooms.
  • Extended Bloom Time: This variety boasts an extended flowering period, with its eye-catching pink bracts remaining vibrant for several weeks, ensuring a long-lasting display of color in your garden.
  • Disease and Pest Resistant: Pink Dogwood is highly prized for its resistance to common dogwood pests and diseases, including dogwood anthracnose and borer insects, making it a robust and low-maintenance choice for landscapers and gardeners.

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The Pink Dogwood is a beautiful ornamental tree that produces stunning pink flowers in the spring, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscaping. As a deciduous tree, it sheds its leaves in the fall, allowing the sun to shine through and highlighting the intricate pattern of the tree's branching.

Growth rate: Fast Growing; growing 1-2 feet per year. Reaches a height and spread of 15-25 feet.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: Prune Pink Dogwoods in late fall or early winter, removing dead, diseased, or crossing branches.

Fertilization: Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants.

Winter Protection: In colder zones, provide winter protection by mulching around the base of the tree and wrapping burlap around the trunk.

When planting Pink Dogwood, it is important to choose a location that receives partial shade, well-drained soil, and protection from strong winds. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball, and gently loosen the roots before planting. Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly. If planting in a pot, make sure it has drainage holes and use a high-quality potting mix. Ensure the pot is large enough to accommodate the roots and provide adequate drainage.

The Pink Dogwood prefers partial shade to full sun and should be watered deeply once a week, especially during dry spells. Make sure to water at the base of the tree to prevent the leaves and flowers from getting wet, which can cause diseases.

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Zones 5-9

The Pink Dogwood, scientifically known as Cornus spp. is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and can withstand temperatures as low as -20°F (-29°C). It prefers cool summers and mild winters, and its hardiness makes it adaptable to a wide range of climates. However, it may struggle in extremely hot or dry conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pink Dogwood trees typically reach a mature height of about 15 to 30 feet and spread about 15 to 30 feet wide. Their growth is generally moderate, and they form a pleasing, rounded shape when fully grown. The size can vary based on growing conditions and care, but this is the typical range for these ornamental trees.

The best place to plant a Pink Dogwood takes into consideration its need for light, soil, and space. Here are the key factors:

Light: Pink Dogwoods thrive in areas with partial shade to full sun. They do well with morning sunlight and afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates.

Soil: These trees prefer well-draining, acidic to neutral soil. The soil should be rich in organic matter. Avoid areas where water tends to accumulate, as poor drainage can lead to root rot.

Space: Ensure there is enough space for the tree to grow to its full size, both in height and width. Pink Dogwoods can reach up to 30 feet in both height and spread.

Protection: Planting near taller trees can provide some protection from harsh conditions, like strong winds or intense afternoon sun.

Visual Appeal: Consider the visual impact of the tree's beautiful spring flowers, and plant it where it can be easily seen and enjoyed, such as near a patio, along a driveway, or as a focal point in your yard.

By choosing a location that meets these conditions, your Pink Dogwood should thrive and become a beautiful addition to your landscape.

Pink Dogwood trees typically start blooming in late spring to early summer, around May or June, depending on the local climate. However, when it comes to the age at which they first bloom, these trees generally start flowering when they are about 4 to 6 years old.

It's important to note that the exact timing of blooming can vary based on factors like geographic location, weather patterns in a particular year, and the specific growing conditions the tree is in, such as soil quality and amount of sunlight. Once established and mature, Pink Dogwoods are known for their beautiful and showy blooms each spring.

No, you do not need two Dogwood trees for them to bloom. Pink Dogwood trees are self-fertile, meaning a single tree can produce flowers and subsequently fruit on its own. The presence of another Dogwood tree nearby can potentially increase fruit production due to cross-pollination, but it is not necessary for the tree to bloom. Each tree is capable of producing its distinctive and beautiful flowers independently.

No, Dogwood trees do not have invasive roots. Their root systems are relatively shallow and non-aggressive, making them a good choice for planting near homes, walkways, and gardens. This characteristic is one reason why Dogwoods are popular in residential landscapes. Their roots typically extend out to about the width of the tree's canopy but stay close to the surface without causing the kind of disruption associated with more invasive root systems.

If your Pink Dogwood is producing white flowers instead of pink, a few factors could be contributing to this change:

Genetic Variation: The Stellar Pink® Dogwood is a hybrid variety. Sometimes, due to genetic variation, the color of the blooms can vary from year to year or even revert to one of its parent's characteristics, which could include white flowers.

Environmental Factors: The intensity of the flower color can be influenced by environmental conditions. Factors like soil pH, temperature, and light exposure can affect pigmentation in flowers. Cooler temperatures, in particular, can lead to paler blooms.

Age of Blooms: The color of the flowers can change as they age. They might start off with a pink hue and fade to white as they mature.

Nutrient Levels: While less common, nutrient imbalances in the soil, particularly a lack of certain micronutrients, can sometimes affect flower color.

Stress: Plant stress, whether from inadequate watering, disease, or pests, can also impact the vibrancy of the flower colors.

In general, some variation in flower color from year to year is normal for hybrid plants like the Stellar Pink® Dogwood. However, if the tree is healthy and well-cared-for, it should continue to produce beautiful blooms, even if the color is somewhat variable.

An overwatered Pink Dogwood can exhibit several signs indicating distress from too much moisture. Here's what to look for:

Yellowing Leaves: One of the first signs of overwatering is the leaves turning yellow. While a few yellow leaves are normal, a sudden increase or yellowing of younger leaves suggests a problem.

Wilting: Oddly enough, overwatered Dogwoods may have leaves that wilt and look droopy, similar to the symptoms of underwatering. This is because the roots are damaged and cannot absorb water and nutrients effectively.

Edema: Excess water can cause the roots to take up more water than the leaves can transpire, leading to blisters or lesions on the leaves, a condition known as edema.

Root Rot: Prolonged overwatering can lead to root rot, which is a serious condition. You might notice a foul smell from the soil, and if you check the roots, they may be brown or black and mushy instead of firm and white.

Leaf Drop: Excessive and premature leaf drop can occur if the tree is overwatered.

Stunted Growth or Flowering: Overwatering can also affect the tree's overall health, leading to stunted growth and reduced flowering.

To prevent overwatering, ensure the Pink Dogwood is planted in well-draining soil, and adjust your watering schedule according to the season and weather conditions. Water only when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.

If your Pink Dogwood is not blooming, several factors could be contributing to this issue:

Age of the Tree: Young Dogwood trees, especially those less than 4-6 years old, may not bloom. Trees typically start flowering when they reach a certain level of maturity.

Light Exposure: Dogwoods need sufficient light to bloom well. If your tree is in too much shade, it may not produce flowers. They generally prefer a location with partial sun or filtered light.

Improper Pruning: If the tree has been pruned at the wrong time, it could affect blooming. Pruning should be done after the tree flowers, as pruning in late fall or winter can remove the upcoming season's flower buds.

Water Stress: Both overwatering and underwatering can stress the tree and affect its ability to bloom.

Nutrient Deficiency: Lack of essential nutrients, especially phosphorus, can impact flowering. Over-fertilization, especially with high nitrogen fertilizers, can lead to lush green growth at the expense of blooms.

Health Issues: Disease or pest infestations can also stress the tree and hinder its blooming.

Environmental Factors: Unusual weather patterns, like a late frost, can damage the flower buds.

To encourage blooming, ensure your Dogwood is planted in an appropriate location with suitable light, water it adequately, fertilize appropriately, and avoid improper pruning. As the tree matures and if the growing conditions are optimized, it should begin to bloom.

The best time to plant a Pink Dogwood is during the fall or early spring. Planting during these seasons offers several advantages:

Fall Planting: In the fall, the soil is still warm from the summer, which encourages root growth. The cooler temperatures also mean less stress on the tree and reduced water needs.

Early Spring Planting: Planting in early spring, after the last frost but before the heat of summer sets in, allows the tree to establish its roots before the growing season begins.

These timings allow the Pink Dogwood to establish its root system in more moderate temperatures, setting a strong foundation for growth and health in the upcoming seasons. It's important to ensure that the tree is well-watered and mulched properly after planting to support its development.

A Pink Dogwood requires consistent but moderate watering, especially when it is young or newly planted. Here are the key guidelines:

Watering Newly Planted Trees: For the first season after planting, water your Pink Dogwood regularly to help establish its root system. This might mean watering once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions and soil moisture.

Established Trees: Once established, Pink Dogwoods are relatively drought-tolerant but benefit from occasional deep watering during prolonged dry periods. This could be every two to three weeks, depending on rainfall and soil conditions.

Checking Soil Moisture: The best way to determine if your tree needs water is to check the soil moisture. The soil should be moist but not waterlogged. If the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry, it's time to water.

Avoid Overwatering: It’s important not to overwater, as Pink Dogwoods are susceptible to root rot in waterlogged soils.

Seasonal Adjustments: Reduce the frequency of watering in the fall and winter when the tree is dormant.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure your Pink Dogwood receives the right amount of water to stay healthy and thrive.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!