Pink Dogwood 12-18"
Pink dogwood, also known as Cornus florida rubra, is a famous flowering tree native to eastern North America. It is a member of the dogwood family and is widely grown for its showy, pink blossoms that appear in early spring.
The pink dogwood tree typically grows to 20 to 30 feet high, with a spread of 25 to 30 feet. It has a rounded shape and a low-branching habit, making it an ideal tree for landscaping and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The tree's leaves are oval-shaped and turn red in the fall.
The tree's pink flowers, which are actually bracts or modified leaves, appear in early spring before the leaves emerge. The flowers are typically pink or rose-colored, but can also be white or red, depending on the variety. The blooms are followed by small, red berries that are attractive to birds.
Pink dogwood trees prefer well-drained soils and partial shade, although they can tolerate full sun if they are provided with enough moisture. They are relatively easy to grow and maintain, and are generally resistant to most diseases and pests.
In addition to their ornamental value, pink dogwood trees have also been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans. The bark was boiled to create a tea that was used to treat various ailments, including fever, pain, and malaria. However, it is essential to note that using pink dogwood for medicinal purposes is not recommended without proper medical supervision.
In the spring, the Pink Dogwood produces showy clusters of pink or reddish-pink flowers, which can be up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter.
The flowers are surrounded by four bracts similar in size and shape to the petals. The bracts turn a light pink or white as the flowers mature, and can remain on the tree for several weeks. The tree's foliage is green and glossy, and turns reddish-purple in the fall.
Pink Dogwoods prefer well-drained, acidic soils and partial shade, although they can tolerate full sun in cooler climates. They are relatively low-maintenance trees, but may be susceptible to several pests and diseases, including dogwood anthracnose and powdery mildew.
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In addition to their ornamental value, Pink Dogwoods provide several benefits in landscaping and gardening. They can provide shade and habitat for wildlife, and their flowers can attract bees and other pollinators. The tree's small size also makes it a good choice for more miniature landscapes and gardens.
The Pink Dogwood is a beautiful and famous tree that can add color and interest to various outdoor spaces.
- Bare Root
- Spring, Summer, Fall
- Full Sun
- Deer Resistant: