If you are searching for a tree that will create an explosion of color, then the Red Dogwood will beat all your expectations. The Red Dogwood Tree produces beautiful pink and red flowers that will be the main showcase to any landscape. These hardy trees are easy to plant and recommended for zones 5 – 8. Red Dogwoods are sun lovers which should be planted in full sun for exceptional performance. They may also be planted in partial shade, but be aware that the foliage will be more dense with fewer flowers.
For a longer lasting Dogwood, be sure to plant it in slightly acidic and well-drained soil. Be careful not to plant in wet, heavy soil unless you plan to prepare a raised bed to allow drainage. If you don’t have the proper drainage system then the roots will slowly rot.
The best part about Red Dogwoods is that the blooms will outlast other flowering trees. The flowers bloom in spring and remain in bloom until late fall, then turn bronze and produce tiny red fruits. This gorgeous tree’s mature height is 20 – 25 feet, making it perfect for small yards or tight spaces. Paired up with hostas, lilies, gladolias or flowering shrubs, it will create a show stopper for admirers driving by and neighbors all around. So hunt down this award winner today and it will become one of your most favorite gems.
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