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Flowering Dogwood Trees

Flowering Dogwood Trees

The dogwood tree also referred to as dogwood arbor in the Latin language, is a small ornamental tree that blooms in early spring, lasting throughout the entire summer months and into fall. The dogwood flowers come in various colors, including pink dogwood, red dogwood, kousa dogwood, yellow, white dogwood with red tips, red dogwood with white tips, and solid white dogwood. Because of their beauty and their long-lasting blooms, dogwood trees are often used in the landscaping for both homes and businesses, but flowering dogwood trees growing in the wild are more often than not breathtakingly beautiful.

When the blooming season has passed and the weather begins to cool, the dogwood tree leaves will change color, and its pedals will all fall to the ground. Then tiny red berries will grow in their place for the birds and squirrels to enjoy until old man winter comes around and takes them all away in preparation for a new year to begin. The dogwood's natural lifespan is around eighty years, the standard height is about thirty feet, but they have been known to grow as tall as thirty feet.

Different Varieties of Dogwood Trees Include:

Pink Dogwood

Red dogwood

White dogwood

Satomi Dogwood

Kousa dogwood

Cherokee dogwood

Where and How Do the Dogwoods Grow?

Native to North America the flowering dogwood grows best in zones 1 through 9, covering the entire United States, Europe, and Asia. Dogwoods are hardy trees that grow in many different types of soil, but they grow best in moist and well-drained soil. Dogwood trees can grow in shady areas or under full sun.

Diseases That Affect the Dogwood Tree

  • Diseases that are common but not fatal among dogwoods are:
  • Cankers
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Leaf Blight

Dogwood Blight is a common disease that kills dogwood trees within a few years. All of the diseases mentioned earlier result from too much moisture.

Dogwood is most often grown and appreciated today for its beauty, but in times past, the tree was valued for its tough wood and medicinal purposes. Early Americans used the dogwood to make items such as:

  • Bow and Arrows
  • Sewing Needles
  • Daggers
  • Pitchforks
  • Mallets

The Uses of The Dogwood Tree

The bark from the dogwood tree was often made into tea and used to treat fevers, boiled to make a lovely red dye for clothing and blankets, and even smoked during certain ceremonies conducted by the Indians.

Myths and Legends

Some myths and legends have been associated with the dogwood tree. One is that a murdered Indian princess used the pedals of a dogwood tree to stop the bleeding when she was murdered by an Indian Brave who wouldn't take no for an answer.

Another legend about the dogwood is that there was a time when the dogwood tree grew straight and tall until it was used as the wood for the cross of Jesus. At that time, Jesus was said to have cursed the dogwood so it would never grow straight or tall again.

The dogwood tree also referred to as dogwood arbor in the Latin language, is a small ornamental tree that blooms in early spring, lasting throughout the entire summer months and into fall. The dogwood flowers come in various colors, including pink dogwood, red dogwood, kousa dogwood, yellow, white dogwood with red tips, red dogwood with white tips, and solid white dogwood. Because of their beauty and their long-lasting blooms, dogwood trees are often used in the landscaping for both homes and businesses, but flowering dogwood trees growing in the wild are more often than not breathtakingly beautiful.

When the blooming season has passed and the weather begins to cool, the red dogwood tree leaves will change color, and its pedals will all fall to the ground. Then tiny red berries will grow in their place for the birds and squirrels to enjoy until old man winter comes around and takes them all away in preparation for a new year to begin. The dogwood's natural lifespan is around eighty years, the average height is about thirty feet, but they have been known to grow as tall as thirty feet.

Red Flowering Dogwood - TN Nursery

Red Flowering Dogwood

Red Flowering Dogwood is a firey red blooming favorite and an ornamental tree with numerous landscaping benefits. It brings a range of advantages that contribute to the overall appeal and ecological health of the surrounding environment.   Red Flowering Dogwood's vibrant red blooms and striking appearance make it a favored choice for gardens, parks, and residential landscapes. Firstly, it provides excellent shade, making it an ideal choice for creating comfortable outdoor spaces. Its spreading canopy offers respite from the sun during hot summer months, allowing people to enjoy outdoor activities without the harsh glare of direct sunlight. The shade also helps to relax nearby areas, reducing the urban heat island effect in built-up areas. Secondly, this dogwood variety attracts wildlife, such as birds and butterflies, making it an ecologically valuable addition to any landscape. The vibrant red flowers serve as a nectar source for pollinators, while the tree's berries nourish birds during fall and winter. By planting it, homeowners can actively contribute to local biodiversity and create a more sustainable environment. Moreover, the tree's root system is vital in preventing soil erosion. Its deep and fibrous roots help stabilize the soil, especially on sloped terrain or areas prone to corrosion, protecting against water runoff and potential damage to nearby structures. Furthermore, its variety exhibits exceptional adaptability to various soil conditions, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. It is also tolerant of multiple moisture levels, from moist to slightly dry, making it an excellent landscaping option for various geographical regions. Another advantage of it is its relatively low maintenance requirements. Once established, it generally requires minimal care and attention, making it an attractive option for busy homeowners or commercial properties where regular maintenance may be challenging. Lastly, the aesthetic appeal of it extends beyond its bloom period. In the fall, its leaves transition into a beautiful reddish-purple hue, adding seasonal interest and enhancing the overall visual appeal of the landscape. In conclusion, it is a highly beneficial tree for landscaping purposes. Whether in residential gardens, public parks, or commercial landscapes, it is a striking and eco-friendly addition that brings numerous advantages to the surrounding environment. Order your Red Flowering Dogwood at TN Nursery   The Red Flowering Dogwood, scientifically known as Cornus florida, is a captivating and beloved deciduous tree native to eastern North America. This enchanting ornamental tree is celebrated for its exquisite beauty and unique decorative qualities, making it a cherished addition to gardens, parks, and landscapes. Red Flowering Dogwood Stands 20-30 Feet Tall Red Flowering Dogwood boasts an elegant, spreading canopy. Its captivating flowers bloom in early spring before the leaves. The flowers are not, in fact, red as the name might suggest, but rather a delicate shade of pink or white, creating a picturesque display that resembles a blanket of blooming petals against the backdrop of emerging green foliage. These blossoms are visually striking and serve as a vital nectar source for pollinators like butterflies and bees. As the seasons progress, it undergoes a breathtaking transformation. During the summer, its deep green leaves provide a lush and cool canopy, offering respite from the sun's scorching rays. In the fall, this tree dazzles with its foliage turning to rich shades of crimson, burgundy, and purple. This autumnal display adds a dramatic touch to the landscape and continues to make it a sought-after choice among tree enthusiasts. Apart from its aesthetic appeal, it also bears fruit in the form of small, glossy red berries. Various bird species rely on these berries for food, highlighting the tree's ecological importance. Red Flowering Dogwood Thrives In Various Soil Types Known for its adaptability, it thrives in various soil types and is hardy in U.S.D.A. zones 5 to 9. It prefers to grow in areas with partial shade, but it can still survive in areas with full sun as long as there's enough moisture available. Its ease of cultivation and its ability to attract wildlife make it a favorite among gardeners and conservationists. In conclusion, the Red Flowering Dogwood symbolizes natural beauty and grace, captivating hearts with its stunning blossoms, lush foliage, and vibrant autumn hues. Whether planted as a focal point in a garden or as part of a diverse woodland landscape, this tree continues to enchant and inspire those fortunate enough to encounter its splendor.

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