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Red Dogwood

Red Dogwood

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What a showstopper this tree is! It is a beautiful specimen for your garden, especially when paired with white Azaleas and White Flowering Dogwoods.

Our dogwood replaced an old Holly tree. We were told to expect dogwood to flower in 2-5 years. Tree flowered after one year. Beautiful red/pink flowers where wild white flowers are abundant. Hasn't grown very fast, but last year was a drought year.
Grant, California, MD

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Red Dogwood

Beautiful Red and Pink Flowers Turn Your Yard into a Springtime Show

Height:

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.

4-5 ft.

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Red Dogwood
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Dogwood Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Dogwood Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
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Planting Mix for Dogwood Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Red Dogwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


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.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Red Dogwood
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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.


DIEHARD Transplant
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• Pretty pink and red blossoms in spring 
• Gorgeous fall foliage

Easy to plant, and fun to watch! You’ll find yourself anticipating springtime, just to see your Red Flowering Dogwood in action!

Your Fast Growing Trees Red Dogwood proudly displays pink or red spring flowers that last deep into the blooming season – giving you exceptional performance when other trees quit.

This tree offers color all year… making it one of our most popular specimen trees! Matures to a height of 20-25 ft. – you can even plant it in small lawns or other tight areas.

An excellent tree for under-story or shady areas. Plant this tree almost anywhere. Grows in many soils and climates. Tolerates full sun or partial shade. Even mildew resistant! Perfect for Growing Zones 5-9.

Don’t wait until next spring! With plenty of water, you can plant any time.

Fast Growing Trees Nursery ships your Dogwood Trees potted. Dogwoods are sensitive and when dug out of the ground (bare-root) they are susceptible to disease and death. Shipping you a Dogwood Tree in a container, ensures you will have a healthy tree that will explode with growth the first year.




Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 20-25 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cornus florida
Does not ship to: AZ, FL
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Red Dogwood


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

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 Red 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 Red 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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Our dogwood replaced an old Holly tree. We were told to expect dogwood to flower in 2-5 years. Tree flowered after one year. Beautiful red/pink flowers where wild white flowers are abundant. Hasn't grown very fast, but last year was a drought year
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December 31, 2012
Both of my Red Flowering Dogwoods are doing well but one is better than the other. Foliage and flowers did well. Would have thought they would have grown a little faster but they appear to be ok considering that they were starting from root stock.
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December 31, 2012
The tree I just purchased was packed extremely well and appears very healthy. Very impressed with the quality of this tree.
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December 31, 2012
I planted 2 red dogwood trees same day that I received in Jan 2014. The bare trees were looking healthy, fresh and very well packed. I expected a little taller ones but good enough. Now they are all bloomed beautifully only after 2 month(March) I am so happy how flowers are large. I planted one front side of the house(South) and the other one in the back of the house(north). They are both bloomed nicely. This is my 3rd attempt of my desire to grow red dogwood trees. All other my previous ones are all failed. last fall I also planted many pink dogwood seeds(e-bay) all around my property hoping they will sprout to beautify 2 acres area. But not sprout yet.(keep hoping). I am in So Ca inland area.Thank You! I am Very Happy with my purchase from here. ja
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
7 months ago
We planted this tree in Jan. '12; in Spring, there were a few lovely red flowers!. They were so breathtaking, when we decided in May to sell our house, I dug up the tree, and we've brought it in a pot to our new apt. It's certainly hearty and drought tolerant - it's making its way through another north TX drought, protected by a few tall bushes on the east side of our building. (Here's hoping it puts out some of those lovely flowers again next Spring!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
My tree arrived in pristine condition. i was very impressed with the packaging. I now have a beautiful small tree growin very nicely, it is healthy and growing quickly. I hope that next year it will blossom with beautiful red leaves
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Wow - I was stunned at how healthy my 2 new Red Dogwood trees are. both were between 6 and 7 feet tall, full of branches and leaves (FedEx did a great job of delivering healthy specimens)... I thought I would be planting two twigs but these are two very beautiful, mature trees
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
This tree at least lived. However it has not grown much. It had only a few blossoms this spring.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
I bought several of the dogwoods and I had 1 of the red die and was unable to get it replaced .they said they no longer had the red in that size in stock so I was issued a store credit which I have not used to this date hoping that they would get some in. Cause I really needed a red one cause I had them planted in a pattern and this messes up the pattern. Hope they will notify me if the get some in but I love the ones I have left.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I love the Red Dogwood that we planted. I'm looking forward to when they are bigger and will blend in with the white ones that were already growing on our property.
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December 31, 2012
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what is the root system like for the red dogwood ?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
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Are your products guaranteed? We've tried for years, without success, to grow pink dogwood here in Northeast Pennsylvania.
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: I bought a red dogwood late last spring. It struggled! Part of the problem was obviously a very hot spring and summer...also dry. After our hard winter, I was surprised to see it leafing out, very late this year as the ground remained cold until the last few weeks. My tree looks healthy. I fertilized with Miracle Gro, not finding a fertilizer specifically for dogwoods. Also, I have two white kornus cousa in the front which are growing well. I am in the very northern part of zone five in Wisconsin.
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How deep do the roots go in a dogwood?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Not very deep. Do what I did, & Google: Planting dogwood trees. That will pretty much explain it! Ours isn't doing too well. Hope you have better luck with yours.
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What about Deer eating the leaves?
Bob W on Jun 17, 2014
Best Answer: Bob,

I don't have deer in my area, but the leaves look lovely, so I would guess they would love them. I bought the tree in spring 2013 and it is doing well. It arrived in good condition and flowered this year. Mine is in a small area protected by my home, so I don't expect it to grow nearly as large as the photo.
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We live in the southern most portion of zone 4, any chance a dogwood could survive in my area?
Christian O on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: Not sure where you are in zone 4. I am in zone 5 of southern Wisconson which barely qualifies for zone 5. Last summer was very hot and I thought my tree would surely not survive. Then came winter which was extremely cold and the tree again survived. We have had an unusually cool summer and the tree looks great although not much new growth. Hope this helps to answer your question. I would give it a try. If your space is open and subject to extreme north winds you might want to give winter protection.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Red 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.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
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.