Dogwood Shrubs (Cornus spp.) are well-known for their colors, which are vibrant during all four seasons of the year! Dogwood bushes are popular choices for snowy climates, where their brilliant stems and berries add color and life to otherwise drab winter landscapes.
Nature Hills offers Dogwood bushes in a wide variety of foliage colors, fall colors, stem shades, and a great many sizes and forms to choose from!
Dogwood plants are used as specimens, privacy screens, in borders, or as smaller hedges. You can even train these plants into small multi-trunked tree forms! They look great planted as stand-alone focal points but are more dramatic when you plant several plants in a group. Either way, the Dogwood is a beautiful addition to any garden!
The stems not only light up the landscape but also the vase arrangement and outdoor seasonal planters for unique porch and patio décor!
Learn more about these great colorful accent shrubs available at NatureHills.com!
There are two main types of Dogwood shrubs:
Not only do Dogwoods provide a wide range of foliage colors, but they also adorn themselves with a flush of white flowers each spring and many provide berries for songbirds to fatten up for the winter!
The shrubs which form thickets and colonies thrive in higher moisture locations and their dense branching becomes bird heaven for nesting all spring and summer, and shelter throughout the colder months of the year. Plus, Giant Silk Moths and several species of butterflies favor Dogwood species as Host Plants.
Some variegated offerings, such as the Ivory Halo, Silver and Gold Dogwood, and the delicate-looking Elegantissima are a feast to the eyes each growing season!
For winter stem color, you can’t go wrong with the many types of Red Twigged and Yellow Twigged Dogwoods! The brightly colored young stems stand out against the snow and drab spring while also filling your late-season planters with colorful seasonal décor and your vases with unique stems.
Dogwood shrubs are typically used for informal hedges, screening, snow fencing, and intermixed in shelterbelts and windbreaks. Their color makes them fantastic as specimens, privacy groupings, and property-defining rows!
Properly located Dogwood Shrubs can live for a long time. Ensuring you follow these key steps during planting makes all the difference to young Shrubs while guaranteeing reliable floral displays every spring and the most colorful stems in the winter!
Dogwood shrubs are super hardy and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Variegated forms will appreciate more sun to help keep the colorful foliage and the plants uniform. Easy to grow and require a once-a-year pruning once mature. Dogwood shrubs brighten the gloom without any fuss or muss.
These are hardy shrubs, and adaptable to multiple soil types. Provide consistent moisture for best health, and a well-drained soil location, then enjoy these beauties as they adapt to drier locations or moist sites with ease!
Dogwood shrubs are generally deer-resistant and unless they are desperate, deer usually pass them by. If you live in an area with a heavy deer population, from day one spray your shrub with deer repellant and reapply according to product directions to train deer that your shrubs don’t taste good and steer them away from your landscape!
Once established Dogwood bushes are drought-tolerant and adaptable to both cold and hot weather extremes.
Best pruned by removing the oldest stems down the ground leaving the younger thinner stems in place as they have the best stem color. This renewal pruning should be done about every second year or whenever you notice stems lacking color. Trim suckers to the ground on thicket-forming Dogwood shrubs to keep them tidy if you don’t wish them to spread.
You, your home's curb appeal, and the green-with-envy neighbors will sing praises to these incredible colorful shrubs! Not to mention all the local songbirds and butterflies that will be glad you picked up a few Dogwood bushes from NatureHills.com today!
Spring flowers, fantastic foliage, fall color, berries, blooms, and fall color - Oh My!
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