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Pink Dogwood

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  • Extended Blooming Season: Stellar Pink Dogwood blooms from late spring to early summer, showcasing beautiful pink bracts that last longer than many other dogwood varieties.
  • Disease Resistant: This hybrid dogwood exhibits strong resistance to common diseases such as dogwood anthracnose and powdery mildew, ensuring a healthier and more resilient tree.
  • Ornamental Appeal: In addition to its striking blooms, this dogwood offers year-round interest with its layered branching structure, lush green leaves, and vibrant fall color.

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Pink Dogwood is an elegant deciduous tree that enhances landscapes with its stunning pink bracts and graceful form. This hybrid dogwood is renowned for its extended blooming season and disease resistance. Perfect for adding color and charm to gardens, this tree also provides seasonal interest with its attractive foliage and fall color.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; mature height of 15-20 feet and width of 15-20 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 in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and remove any dead or diseased branches. Minimal pruning is usually needed for this naturally graceful tree.

Fertilization: Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to support healthy growth and flowering.

Winter Protection: In colder regions, mulch around the base of the tree to help insulate the roots and protect against harsh winter conditions.

Plant in well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of organic matter. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. Place the tree in the hole, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Ensure the tree is planted at the same depth as it was in the nursery container.

Water regularly, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. The Pink Dogwood prefers partial shade but can tolerate full sun in cooler climates.

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Zones 5-9

The Pink Dogwood 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.

Dogwoods have a moderate growth rate. Here are some details about their growth rate and what you can expect:

Growth Rate
Annual Growth: Dogwoods typically grow at a rate of about 1 to 2 feet per year under optimal conditions.

Establishment Period: In the first few years, they may grow a bit slower as they establish their root systems. Once established, their growth rate can increase.

Factors Influencing Growth Rate
Sunlight: Dogwoods thrive in partial shade to full sun. While they can tolerate full sun, they often perform best with some afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates.

Soil: They prefer well-draining, slightly acidic soil enriched with organic matter. Good soil conditions can significantly enhance growth.

Watering: Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods. Consistent moisture supports healthy growth.

Fertilization: Applying a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring can promote robust growth.

Mature Size
Height: Depending on the specific hybrid, Dogwoods can reach a mature height of 15 to 30 feet.

Width: They can spread to a width of 15 to 25 feet.

By providing optimal growing conditions, including adequate sunlight, well-draining soil, and regular watering, you can ensure your Dogwood tree grows at a healthy and consistent rate.

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.

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.

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!