The heights we list are after we prune your tree.
Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.
We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.
Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.
Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.
When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.
With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.
TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!
It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.
Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.
This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.
Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.
The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.
The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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