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Common Flowering Dogwood

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$94.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 20 Feet
  • Mature Spread 18 - 20 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

With its spring flowers and autumnal color, the Common White Flowering Dogwood provides a long period of interest. Botanically known as Cornus florida, this deciduous tree develops stunning white blooms in April to May before its purple foliage and red fruits appear in the fall. Growing to only 18 to 20 feet tall, this ornamental tree is suitable for many gardens and is a great source of food for the birds come fall.

Sometimes regarded as one of the best small flowering trees, the Common White Flowering Dogwood has a slightly rounded canopy. This tree makes a great choice for sheltered rural landscapes as it is resistant to any hungry deer that may be lurking. Suitable for growing in zones 5 to 8, this Flowering Dogwood is one of the best for growing as a specimen tree or planting at the back of a border to provide some light shade. It is native to Eastern North America and low maintenance to grow.

Common White Flowering Dogwood Care

Even though this White Flowering Dogwood tends to grow to no more than 20 feet tall, care should be taken when planting this tree to make sure that it will not damage any overhead lines or structural overhangs in the future. It can tolerate full sun but is known to be happier in partial shade. It prefers a neutral to acidic, fertile soil kept moist, but well drained. Being slow to establish, regular watering for the first few years is essential and then during dry spells. When grown in fertile soil, feeding is not generally necessary. Mulching annually around the root zone will help reduce moisture loss. 

Dogwood trees rarely require pruning. However, you can prune the Common White Flowering Dogwood in winter when it is dormant to remove any dead, diseased or rubbing branches.

Common White Flowering Dogwood Spacing

When fully grown, this Flowering Dogwood can grow to 18 to 20 feet tall and wide. When planting as a specimen tree, provide 20 feet of space so it can be appreciated in all its beauty.

Common White Flowering Dogwood Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 20 Feet
Mature Spread: 18 - 20 Feet
Spacing: 18 - 20 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Erosion Control, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Common White Flowering Dogwood
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Cornus florida
SKU:
1014816-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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