Appalachian Joy Dogwood

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Double, White Blooms Appalachian Joy Dogwood

  • Disease Resistant
  • Compact, White-Flowering Dogwood Tree
  • Graceful, Spring-Flowering Tree
  • Up to Eight Bracts Makes Blossoms Look Very Full and Showy
  • Long-Lasting White Flower Display
  • Butterflies Visit the Blooms for Early Nectar Resource
  • Shiny, Pointed Leaves are Dark Green in Summer
  • Fall Color is a Wild Mix of Red, Purple, Burgundy and Orange
  • Birds Adore the Bright Berries in Fall
  • Versatile Size Fits Small Space Landscapes
  • Lyrical Branch Structure Looks Amazing All Year-Long
  • Attractive Bark Adds Winter Interest
  • Widely Adapted
  • Compact and Easy-Care
  • Resistant to Powdery Mildew

Some small trees just bring a lot of "oomph" to the landscape, and 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.

Frankly, you could host an annual "Welcome Spring" get-together when your tree bursts into blossom. Call it your version of the esteemed Cherry Blossom picnics enjoyed by the Japanese.

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.

Beyond spring, this tree delivers joy in all seasons. The blissfully mildew resistant, fine-textured foliage is dark green for summer shade.

Place a pair of swinging hammocks, or outdoor Adirondack chairs in its dappled shade. This might become your favorite destination spot!

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 eaten quickly by hungry songbirds. These petite trees offer incredible wildlife value for local pollinators and songbirds.

Attractive, textured gray bark add winter interest. You'll love noticing how the first light snowfall frosts the graceful branches.

Grow these versatile trees in full sun or partial shade. There are many places to feature these wonderful accent trees. Order Appalachian Joy Dogwood today!

How to Use Appalachian Joy Dogwood in the Landscape

This is a tree to be widely admired. 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.

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.

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.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Appalachian Joy Dogwood 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. Top with 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. Remove crossing branches once flowering is past...or cut to enjoy their intricate blooms in tall vases indoors!

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

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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130 - 149.99 41.99
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Appalachian Joy Dogwood 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, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering