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Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood

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The Pink Dogwood is truly a tree for all seasons. Gorgeous pink blooms in spring, dark green leaves in summertime, red hot leaf color in autumn, and pretty red fruit for birds in the wintertime. A real joy!

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  • Pink spring-time blooms
  • Adaptable to various types of soil
  • Drought tolerant
  • Grows in sun or shade

These trees look great all year... but can literally stop traffic in the springtime with their vibrant pink blooms.

Grows rapidly to a mature height of 15-25 ft.

Pretty pink flowers start lighter in color, and then get slightly deeper as your tree ages... never giving you the same color twice! These blooms are even more remarkable when displayed against their own dark green background when its leaves appear.

Dogwoods are one of the first trees to bloom... putting everyone in a spring mood, weeks early.

In autumn, these green leaves turn a fiery red, marking the end of summer and bringing color to your fall landscape.

Gray stems with a bright red fruit and a cinnamon checkered bark offer winter interest, especially with a snowfall.

The fruit of the Pink Dogwood is an important source of winter food for many songbirds, including robins, cardinals and waxwings. Don't be surprised if you see Wild Turkey, as well.

This low-branching tree will grace your landscape in all four seasons, especially when grouped with White and Red Dogwoods.

Your tree arrives potted, with all of it's roots intact. Many nurseries dig Dogwoods out of the ground, then wash the dirt off the roots. This "bare rooting" process is fine for many trees but not Dogwoods. Shipping potted, helps ensures that you will have a healthy tree that will explode with new growth, rather than struggle to regrow roots.




Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cornus florida 'Rubra'
Does not ship to: AZ, FL
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Pink Dogwood

Specific Directions for Pink Dogwood

Plant your Pink Dogwood Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Pink Dogwoods prefer to receive partial shade, but can tolerate full sun. Plant your Pink Dogwood Trees about five feet apart for a privacy screen.

Pink Dogwood Trees prefer slightly acidic soil, but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil moist, not over saturated. Give your Pink Dogwood Tree a deep watering once a week.

Dogwood trees often don't require fertilizer, but to give your tree a boost fertilize it with a general fertilizer like 10-10-10 early in the Spring. Pink flowers blossom in the Spring. Pink Dogwood Tree's green leaves turn a vibrant red in the Fall and during the colder months red berries emerge that attract various types of birds.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Pink Dogwood.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Pink Dogwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Pink Dogwood again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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OMG!! I just recieved my pink dogwood and I am amazed on how pretty it is. I was expecting and dorment tree, but it was great to see leaves and flowers on it. Will order from you again
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December 31, 2012
I love that pink dogwood tree I got from you! It came in perfect healthy condition, ready for planting and its now doing well in its new home. Thanks.. Ill buy from you again this coming summer
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December 31, 2012
The new Pink Dogwood that you sent is looking healthy. I will continue to order from you since you obviously guarantee the quality of the trees and the satisfaction of your customers. I love the way these Florida trees look!
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December 31, 2012
I Planted a Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree ,Cornus florida Rubra, August 3rd 2008, the tree is looking great. Thank You Fast Growing Trees, your nursery stock is of Superb Quality. Im looking forward to buying more Dogwoods next Spring
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December 31, 2012
I got a pink dogwood in 2006 it was 3 feet tall. It bloomed the next year. It is now about seven ft. tall and looks healthy. It is in a mostly sunny spot.
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December 31, 2012
I got several of these and all but 1 made it through a difficult summer and winter. I only need to replace 1 of this color and 1 of another color . I was very happy with the ratio of the ones that lived and they are nice looking trees,and I am betting next year that they will be even prettier. I think and it is a guess I purchased about 5 of each color and I planted them in a pattern so I sure would love to get the 2 that didn't make replaced but I was told that they no longer had the tree so I would have to get a credit and that disappointed me very much .i have not used my credit yet ( haven' t figured out what to do. Was hoping they would get these trees in
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
My daughters sent me this tree last year for Mother's day. I was so excited as it was a beautiful tree and is still very pretty, except it bloomed this year and it is WHITE not Pink
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December 31, 2012
The tree was well packaged and arrived in the spring. I followed the planting instructions and so far the tree has done really well. I hope to get some bloomes next year!
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
When I received my tree it looked like a twig, now it looks like a twig standing in my yard. Looks bad. NOT impressed by any of the trees I have been sent
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I was expecting Charlie Brown twigs but received 3 healthy young trees with a good number of leaves. Planted in the fall of 2011. A few years ago I planted 3 dogwoods from a reputable local nursery which died successively each month until all were gone in the 3rd month despite diligent care. I used tree tone and the gator jrs on these 3 from your company and I'm happy to report that they are healthy, growing and going strong in July 2012. I only wish that dogwoods grew more quickly. I am very pleased with the quality of the trees, and the friendly folks in customer service who answered my questions about the trees. I've told a number of people about your company.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
The tree arrived in excellent condition. I have not seen any flowers this spring but the leaves are quite unique and beautiful Hoping next spring will have the wonderful pink foliage.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
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Planted my pink dogwood tree a few months ago all the green leaves on it has dried up and several branches turned black. I did prune all of them off does this mean my tree is dead or will it be ok ?
Diana G on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: I had the same issue last year, it takes some days/weeks for the tree to adapt to the new soil, but the tree is not dead. Water it twice per week and you will see the changes. Good luck.
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I've heard that dogwoods can smell ...bad. What does this tree smell like?
Ron A on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: I'm afraid I sold the house where I planted my pink dogwood before it ever got a chance to grow and bloom. However, i grew up with dogwoods around my house and never noticed a bad smell. In fact, they had very little smell at all, but what I remember of them was pleasant. One note, though: if anyone in your house has severe pollen allergies, dogwoods, like other flowering trees, can be hard on allergy-sufferers.
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Do you need to spray pink dogwoods with anything?
Becky B on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: No , fertilize in the spring and fall , ours looked dead this year, but the leaves came out of the brown buds.
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There are options to buy pink dogwood planting kit, and planting mix for pink dogwood. Do I need both? If not, which option to choose?
Barbara R on Jun 11, 2014
Best Answer: Actually I didn't buy either. I mixed peat moss with the soil and cow manure and added organic plant food. About a cup. I mixed it all together and filled in the hole. I had good soil to start with though. If your soil is not good, then go with the mix. Enjoy. I got flowers this year, the first and I am very happy.
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My frient told me Pink Dogwood can survive in wet soil. I plan to plant it in the corner of my backyard where always has water cumulation during the raining days. During the raining season, the water can stay there for a week. Can Pink Dogwood really can survive there? I live in Chicago (zone 5).
Tinawu on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Pink Dogwood's soil should be moist but not over saturated. Don't let it sit in standing water. Dogwood trees possess very shallow root systems that are susceptible to drying out in the absence of regular rainfall. It is best to water your tree once or twice a week. Be sure, though, to water correctly. Light green leaves are a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves signify both over watering and under watering. Watch for these and any other signs that your tree is getting too much or too little water.

The Pink Dogwood will survive in Chicago.
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Yes... Your Pink Dogwood can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.