Yes, she likes turning heads! Yes, she likes dressing up! Yes, she commands attention! Yes, the Pink Dogwood Tree looks like a "diva", but she doesn't act like one! Thankfully, this is a hard-working, low-maintenance tree, so you won't have to work hard to love her! These hardy trees are native to the United States and are one of the earliest trees to bloom. Let's face it...everyone wants one because of the flower display! The Pink Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida f. rubra) will look fantastic in your landscape all year round!
Beginning the year with dramatic pink flowering bracts that fade to white centers, highlighting the greenish button-like true flowers in the center! They appear before the leaves in early spring. They'll start as light pink and deepen into rose pink as they age. Each tree then has multiple colors of pink blooming at the same time!
Those showy bracts can last for a long time and are 3-4 inches across! These are nectar-rich landing pads for beneficial pollinators and offer up an early-season buffet! Pink Dogwoods will even start flowering as young as just 3 or 4 feet tall. Talk about eager to please!
The leaves then emerge in deep green in the summer and turn an eye-catching crimson in the fall. Also in fall, if the songbirds don't carry them off first, you'll enjoy a showy display of purplish-red berries that persist into the winter! While we can't eat them, local songbirds and your seasonal décor will benefit greatly!
In the winter, the peeling bark stands out in grey and cinnamon colors, which is especially showy in a snowy yard. The bark on older plants begins to peel and is very attractive. It is worth highlighting with some landscape lighting. The peeling bark is cinnamon-colored and super interesting. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, these trees grow to a lovely 15-25 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide.
This small ornamental tree can be used in many places, including near the entrance to your home, or under utility wires. They make fantastic edge-of-the-woods plants, understory trees, single specimen plants, or up near your patio where you can enjoy the flower and enjoy the wildlife it attracts!
Plant multiples in groups for a naturalized woodland setting. The Pink Flowering Dogwood looks best when you use an odd number of trees, so get 3, 5, or even 7 and artistically place them in a curve or even a zig-zag for best results. They'll give you a fabulous "vista" or view, so place them where you'll be able to appreciate them from inside your house, too!
For a standardized look, use 3 of the same variety. Or, if you have a flair for the dramatic, pair them with other types of Dogwoods. Create an "ombre" effect by planting them with other varieties. Move from White Dogwoods, to Pink, all the way through Scarlet Fire® and Ragin' Red™ Dogwood! This would be an absolutely spectacular, clever presentation!
What a special tree!
Gorgeous street trees, shade trees, and even for privacy hedgerows and shelterbelts! Keep the lower branching intact for screening en masse or in long rows mixed with other flowering shrubs and shrubby trees! You'll create wildlife, pollinator, and bird-friendly privacy havens with ease!
Keeping your easy-care Pink Flowering Dogwood Trees healthy and vigorous by doing a few simple things will pay off. They can grow in full sun or partial shade. They love a rich organic, acidic soil that drains well is best, but tolerates just about any soil condition, does well in full sun or light shade and won't grow out of bounds. They love having their root systems covered with a nice layer of mulch to keep the soil evenly moist and cooler. They do not like the sun to bake the roots beneath. Additional moisture weekly or as needed will also keep your plant happy.
Prune them 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.
The fabulous Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree variety would make a wonderful tree to plant for a birthday, an adoption, a memorial, or to mark a new beginning! Don't hesitate to add this flowering ornamental tree to your yard this year. Order today from Nature Hills, as it's ready to get started thrilling you!
How big does a Flowering Dogwood get?
The Pink Flowering Dogwood is a compact ornamental that can grow 15 - 25 feet in height and a slightly slimmer spread.
Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?
The Pink Flowering Dogwood tree flowers best in full sun for the most color, but also appreciate partial shade, and preferring afternoon shade in warmer growing zones.
Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?
The Pink Flowering 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 small 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!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Cornus florida f. rubra|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Widely Adaptable Well-Drained|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|