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The lovely Pink Dogwood
Sunday, March 20
It is spring time; don’t you love the look of all the fully blooming pink dogwoods? The pink dogwood seems to be a very popular tree and can be found in almost everyone’s yard. The pink dogwood is one of the first blooming trees that you will start to notice first of spring and is an early bloomer.
The pink dogwood is known as the “Chief” of the dogwood family and can reach heights of up to 25 feet and can spread to widths of up to 15 feet. The dogwood is very popular along driveways, walkways and lining yard boundaries between neighbors or buildings.
There is the common white dogwood but the pink dogwood has been said to be the better bloomer than the rest. The pink dogwood thrives the best in zones 5-9. The dogwood is a rapid grower and has a very mature form which has a rounded top. The dogwood is a very unique tree because the leaves start out being a green color and then turn to their white or pink that will then open up and gives you one beautiful show.
Dogwoods give off an amazing feeling, a feeling of peace and gentleness because of the way they grow. The dogwood tree grows so formed and uniformed as if they were all the same but they aren’t. Dogwoods look great lining a driveway and definitely stand out among all the other trees when spring comes.
The only problem with the dogwood is that it is very susceptible of diseases and illnesses just like other trees. Always check your dogwood tree frequently for any bugs or mildew and if seen treat it immediately in order to keep your tree looking healthy and thriving for a long time to come.