Dogwood WhiteScientific Name: Cornus florida
Best Planted In Zone: 5-7
The White Dogwood tree makes a breathtaking addition to any yard or landscape all year long! In the springtime this variety produces vibrant white flower clusters. However, the beauty of the Dogwood does not stop there; in the fall the Dogwood's green foliage turns a fiery scarlet shade. Beautiful charcoal bark and red berries compose the winter look of this variety. This fruit is a favorite winter food for many birds and other animal species. The Dogwood prefers partial shade and well-drained soil. In addition this plant also prefers soil that is slightly acidic, which helps with the draining process. The Dogwood grows at a fairly rapid pace, and can reach a mature height from 15-25 feet with a 25 foot spread. It is hardy in Zones 5-7. USDA ZONES:Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Dogwoods should be planted in partial shade and in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Apply a layer of mulch but keep it away from the tree's trunk. Once planted, water regularly until the tree is established. Dogwoods need little to no fertilizing and pruning. Prune in the summer if you want to maintain the tree's shape or remove dead branches.