Appalachian Joy Dogwood Tree

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Double, pure-white blooms, Some small trees just bring a lot of "oomph" to the landscape, and the Appalachian Joy Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Appalachian Joy') is certainly one of the best. Supernumerary bracts surround the tiny flowers in the center of each flower!

That means instead of four large "petals", you get eight large "petals" on the blossoms. This outstanding display is held aloft above the branches, as well. Appalachian Joy is an extremely showy white-flowering Dogwood tree. It has an upright branching habit and a very compact form that fits even in courtyards or small lots!

You'll have to see the amazing springtime bloom to believe it! Cut long branches for memorable indoor arrangements. The highly ornamental blooms last a long time as a valuable early nectar resource. Butterflies will appreciate the flat bracts that surround the tiny true flowers located in the eye of the bloom.

This tree delivers joy in all seasons. The blissfully mildew-resistant, fine-textured foliage is dark green for summer shade. In fall, the foliage brightens with incredible, multi-hued fall color. You'll see harvest gold, blaze orange, bold reds, and deep purples - all on the same tree.

By this time, spring's flowers have developed into red fruits. Look fast to see them, as they'll be snapped up quickly by hungry songbirds. These petite trees offer incredible wildlife value for local pollinators and songbirds!

Lastly, the attractive, textured gray bark adds winter interest. You'll love noticing how the first light snowfall frosts the graceful branches! Winter hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, Appalachian grows to a rounded form that’s 15-20 feet tall and wide!

Planting and Application:

There are many places to feature these wonderful specimen trees! This is a tree to be widely admired and deserving of a high-profile location in your landscape! Use it in a high-traffic area near an entryway to make your visitors smile coming and going! Add one at the corner of your home to anchor your foundation planting. Or, use an informal grouping on a berm planting in your front lawn that birds and wildlife flock to.

If you love Dogwoods (and who doesn't?) create a personal collection of them in your side yard or to define the sunny edge of a woodland in your backyard. You might strongly consider making Appalachian Joy one of the "stars" of your collection. Take this idea, and add a single Appalachian Joy to a created grouping of species White-Flowering Dogwoods from Nature Hills. You'll love the subtle contrast between the floral forms. Mix in some pinks and reds for a spectacular display!

Frankly, you could host an annual "Welcome Spring" get-together when your tree bursts into blossom. Place a pair of swinging hammocks, or outdoor Adirondack chairs in its dappled shade. This might become your favorite destination spot! There may not be anything prettier to add to the side of a pond. Site them so you can study the reflections from your outdoor seating area. Bring privacy and peaceful beauty to your outdoor garden rooms, Moon Gardens, and seating areas!

  • Compact, White-Flowering Dogwood Tree
  • Up to Eight Bracts Makes Blossoms Look Very Full & Showy!
  • Graceful, Spring-Flowering Tree With Lovely Form
  • Long-Lasting White Flower Display!
  • Shiny, Pointed Leaves - Dark Green in Summer
  • Birds Adore the Bright Berries in Fall
  • Fall Color is a Wild Mix of Red, Purple, Burgundy & Orange
  • Lyrical Branch Structure & Attractive Bark Looks Amazing All Year-Long
  • Versatile Size Fits Small Space Landscapes
  • Incredible Specimen, Groupings & Understory

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Give Appalachian Joy Dogwood trees morning sun and afternoon shade in the hottest summers. They'll flower best with at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. These trees prefer well-drained soil that is slightly acidic, topped with a 3-4 inch thick layer of pine bark mulch or pine straw over their root systems. The mulch will break down to support the soil acidity. Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Baby young trees in their first season, as they may need more frequent watering. Protect your investment with careful watering during periods of high heat or drought.

Study your tree in late winter to develop any pruning plan that may be needed when dormant. Remove crossing branches once flowering is past...or cut them to enjoy their intricate blooms in tall vases indoors! Opening the canopy for sunlight penetration and air circulation.

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Enriched, Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Resistant & Adaptable Tree or Shrub Form

Order Appalachian Joy Dogwood from the expert growers at Nature Hills. Don't miss out on these superlative, double bracts and fabulous fall foliage!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a White Flowering Dogwood Tree get?

The Appalachian Joy Double Flowering Dogwood grows up to 15-20 feet tall and wide throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Appalachian Joy White Dogwood tree flowers best in full sun for the most color and the most flowers and fruit, but also appreciates afternoon shade in hotter climates.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

The Appalachian Joy Dogwood Tree does best in very well-drained acidic soil in a sunny to partly sunny location. They prefer consistent moisture and mulched, organic beds.

Are Dogwood Trees messy?

Not at all! Dogwood trees are deciduous trees that will drop leaves and fruit in the fall. But the leaves are easy to rake up and birds carry away the fruit!

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Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Appalachian Joy Dogwood Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus florida 'Appalachian Joy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant