Cloud 9 Dogwood

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5894

Heavenly drifts of pure white snow in spring! The Cloud Nine Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Cloud Nine') is a strong grower with light green foliage in the spring. But first, get ready for the drifts of absolutely stunning snow-white petal-like bracts with greenish-yellow button-like flowers in the center of each overlapping bract! The distinctive large blooms resemble stars and remain showy for a long time.

It has darker green foliage in the summer that casts a cooling shade, becoming the perfect foil for the spectacular glossy red berries that persist into the fall and winter! While the flowers feed a host of beneficial pollinators, the fruits are also a favorite of many songbirds as well as squirrels, rabbits, and raccoons. Fall also brings scarlet red leaves in the fall for a gorgeous last show!

Cloud Nine is a smaller, compact flowering ornamental tree and only grows 12-15 feet in height with an 8-10 food spread! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, this deciduous tree is very easy to grow and highly resistant to pests and disease!

Planting and Application:

Cloud 9 Dogwood is perfect along the wood's edge, illuminating the understory and woodland settings with their brilliant white blooms! Use in combination with Azaleas, Viburnums, and Rhododendrons for wildlife-friendly hedges, groupings, or mixed privacy borders!

Cloud Nine is of course an amazing small, specimen lawn tree! You'll want to plant this tree in an area that you can easily admire every day. Start every day walking on Cloud Nine! Neighbors' heads will turn and your foundation plantings will gain a major curb appeal burst!

Gorgeous street trees, lining driveways and anchoring garden beds and paths, this amazing Dogwood will add value to your home's landscape with its attractive flowers that add spring color, and its great compact shape that fits into any landscape. Every passerby will stop to admire your tree!

  • Showy Snow-White Flower Bracts
  • Dark Green Foliage
  • Stunning Scarlet Fall Color
  • Glossy Red Berries - Wildlife Food & Winter Décor
  • Pollinator & Bird-Friendly!
  • Captivating Small Specimen Tree, Specimen, Woodland Rows & Groupings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Grow in full sun to partial shade, Dogwood Trees like Cloud Nine prefer a rich, deep, well-drained soil and are not recommended for heavy, wet soils. Dogwoods are somewhat susceptible to drought, so be sure that sufficient water is provided during dry periods. They love having their root systems covered with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to keep the root system evenly moist and cooler.

Prune Dogwood to shape when dormant, and remove water growth or suckers after flowering. Decide what you want to keep first, then remove crossed branches and branches heading into the interior of the canopy to open it up for sunlight penetration and air circulation.

  • Full Sun & Partial/Afternoon Shade
  • Needs Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Tolerates Deer, & Pest/Disease-Resistant

Turn your landscaping around by simply adding your very own Cloud Nine Flowering Dogwood Tree! Order before it's too late at Nature Hills Nursery!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Japanese Flowering Dogwood get?

The Cloud Nine Dogwood is a varied ornamental that can grow 12-15 feet in height with an 8-10 food spread.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Cloud Nine Japanese Dogwood tree flowers best in full sun for the most color and the most flowers and fruit, but also performs amazingly in partial shade.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

The Cloud Nine Dogwood Trees do 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 the fruit in the fall. But the leaves are easy to rake up and birds carry away the fruit.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Dogwood Trees for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Cloud 9 Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus florida 'Cloud Nine'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant