White Flowering Dogwood

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Dogwoods are perhaps the most beautiful of our North American native trees. With a sculptural branch structure and four seasons of interest, they grace landscapes all along the United States. Nature Hills is so pleased to offer the real deal. Our expert growers have carefully sourced and grown the native species White Dogwood (Cornus florida) for sale!

Dogwood Trees have truly interesting blooms! Tiny, yellow true flowers are found in the center of large, modified leaf bracts. You'll see hundreds of these unique blossoms along each branch before the leaves emerge. The bracts are usually pure, snowy white, but the blooms of this native can occasionally display a range of colors through pink and even red. Cherish this sophisticated ombre look from one of our beloved native trees.

In autumn, the green foliage turns brilliant red. Meanwhile, the tiny flowers have developed into beautiful, scarlet berries that are relished by local songbirds. Why not start a new hobby by keeping track of visitors to your yard in a special birdwatching notebook?

Winter reveals the beautiful branch structure and exposes the textured bark to view. White Flowering Dogwood has horizontal growth on the lower half of the tree and upright branching on the top half. This unusual growth pattern produces a graceful, flowing shape and overall rounded crown which can be fully appreciated in the long months of winter.

This specimen tree brings a lot of interest all year long. It will naturally draw the eye to its unique form in your landscape. Dogwood trees are prized for their pleasing shape, wonderful spring bloom, seasonal color and wide range of adaptability across hardiness zones 5 to 9. And don't let their delicate good looks fool you!

Planting and Application:

Dogwood makes standout specimen trees in any number of locations in your garden. Try them in your lawn or 20 feet out from the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting. Perfect for bird-friendly gardens across the country, it makes a welcome grouping in your yard near a patio or along the sunny edge of a woodland planting.

Create a special grove with a loosely triangular planting plan of 3 or 5 trees. Add Pink Flowering Dogwood to your mix, and some of the hot named varieties. Try them at the sunny edge of a woodland. Or, repeat them along the back of your garden border. They make a fantastic focal point in the center of a native perennial garden.

To create a solid screen or windbreak, plant them 5 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Imagine them used in a sheltering curve around your outdoor seating area or placed behind your patio furniture. For a sculptural effect, give each plant 12 feet apart on center. The trees will grow as individuals. Vary the spacing for the most natural look from 6 - 12 feet apart, and zig-zag the planting line to create a loosely offset grouping.

These flowering trees offer truly a splendid display. No wonder this is the state tree of both Missouri and Virginia!

  • Bold White Bracts Resemble Incredible Flowers
  • Pretty Summer Green Leaves
  • Wonderful Small Ornamental Tree
  • Foliage Turns Red for Fall Color
  • Textured Bark & Red Fruits Bring Winter Appeal
  • Bright Red Berries Feed Many Species of Birds
  • 4 Seasons of Interest, Shade, Specimens & Spring Color
  • North American Native Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

They are hardy, easy-care ornamental deciduous trees that thrive in the right setting in partial or full sun. In the north, Dogwood Trees can tolerate a sunnier spot. Further south give it the drying power of the morning sun and provide afternoon shade. Proper air circulation is important for the health of the foliage. You'll get the best fall color in a sunny spot with lots of air movement. White Flowering Dogwood is adapted to many soil types as long as the drainage is good, and the pH is slightly acidic. Dogwoods are very sensitive to poorly draining soil and won't tolerate wet feet. Improve drainage by planting them in an elevated mound or raised bed that is 12 to 18 inches above the soil line.

Provide a light layer of mulch to cover the root system and give supplemental water the first season and during extended dry spells thereafter. Fertilize with an acid fertilizer like Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic Premium Fertilizer twice a year. Apply once in the late winter and again in mid-summer, according to the directions. Prune in the late winter or very early spring while the tree is dormant to remove crossing branches and correct size. This juglone-tolerant tree will even do fine when planted near Black Walnut trees.

  • Hardy In Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Needs Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Moderate Regular Moisture
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Can Be Planted Near Black Walnut Trees

White Flowering Dogwood certainly has something to recommend in every season, and it will look terrific in your yard year-round! Order your expertly-grown trees from Nature Hills today! You'll love the top-grade plants from Nature Hills delivered in sturdy packaging, direct to your doorstep.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Flowering Dogwood get?

The White Flowering Dogwood is a flowering ornamental native that can grow 15 - 30 feet in height and about 15 - 20 feet wide.

Do Flowering Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The White Flowering Dogwood tree does best in full sun and partial shade, preferring afternoon shade in warmer growing zones.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

White Flowering Dogwood Trees do best in very well-drained acidic soil in a sunny location. They prefer consistent moisture and mulched, organic beds.

Are Dogwood Trees messy?

No! Dogwood trees are deciduous trees that will drop leaves and the fruit in the fall. But these leaves are easy to rake and the fruit is carried off by birds.

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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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
#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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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White Flowering Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus florida
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant