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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

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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 5-8.

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
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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

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Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

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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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.

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 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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Bill in Sparta, GA
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.

By: Grant
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.

By: S. Wilkinsin
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.

By: Anne
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.

By: Leslie Ligon
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!)

By: Tracy
The tree I just purchased was packed extremely well and appears very healthy. Very impressed with the quality of this tree.

By: jaclyn
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. jac


By: Linda Rieder
This tree at least lived. However it has not grown much. It had only a few blossoms this spring.

By: Nell Miller
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.

By: Marsha Bauknight
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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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.
Reply · Donna J on May 30, 2014
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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.
Reply · SUZANNE F on Jun 29, 2014
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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.
Reply · Joyce D on Jun 18, 2014
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