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The White Dogwood gives you an excellent show of white blossoms in spring, and bright red berries in fall and winter. Be sure to plant this traffic-stopper where everyone can see it!

White Dogwood

First to Bloom - Puts Everyone in a Spring Mood Weeks Early

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• Beautiful white spring-time blossoms
• Adaptable to various soil types
• Drought tolerant
• Grows in Shade or Sun

A profusion of full white blooms every spring. Deep green leaves turn scarlet in fall, making your dogwood a beautiful sight in all seasons.

Welcome spring with an exciting show of creamy white flowers! Beautiful blooms appear between March and June, making this a delightful ornamental tree.

This breathtakingly beautiful blizzard of white blossoms is an excellent choice to plant along streets, near large buildings, next to patios or as a property border. An especially eye-catching tree when planted in rows.

Create contrast by planting near red and pink dogwoods, or against a backdrop of evergreens.

Grows to a compact size of 15 to 25 feet tall in your yard. It grows taller if planted in a wooded area.

Red berries appear in the fall and winter attracting songbirds – up to thirty-six species are known to be attracted to the dogwood’s fruit. We have many customers who buy these specifically to attract wild turkey. It's a favorite food of theirs.

Matures at 20-30 feet…grows in Shade or Sun. Grows in most soils including acidic, loamy, rich, sandy or even clay.

Did you know?

• The White Dogwood is a native tree cultivated in 1731.
• George Washington planted it at Mt. Vernon, as did Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.
• Early Native Americans made medicinal teas from its bark.
• Europeans used the bark to cure mange on dogs, thus creating the name "Dogwood"

You’ll want to consider making this all-American tree part of your own landscape.

Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cornus florida
Does not ship to: AZ, FL
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your White Dogwood

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your White 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 White 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 White 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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We bought our first trees about 5 years ago.  They have furry buds on them right now.  Cant wait to see them in the spring!  Dont get discouraged, we have many and they all grow at different rates.  Worth the money, you cant kill them.  People are always stopping by asking what they are.  My neighbors even bought some after seeing ours
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December 31, 2012
A sturdy tree arrived safe and sound. It responded well to care and had a good summer even though the heat was unseasonably high.
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December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
We have a large wooded back yard. It has open spots that my white dogwood will accentuate when it matures. Thankfully it has weathered our Georgia drought and hopefully will continue to grow into the beautiful white blossom tree that I have pictured. Thanks!
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December 31, 2012
I had a huge backyard with no trees in it, so when I was getting ready to sell my house, I bought a White Dogwood tree to add something colorful. The tree arrived fast and it was healthy. Great place and I will order again from here
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December 31, 2012
I bought a lot of dogwoods at the same time approx 15 and out of the 15 only 2 didn't survive the hot summer and the cold winter and I tried to replace the red and the white and they were no longer available so I still have a store credit. I plan to cash in soon. But out of the ones I have left I love.
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December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
My dogwood tree is alive and well and stands about three feet now, with buds of leaves about to sprout from its tiny branches by the end of this month. I will be the envy of the neighborhood when that happens! Thank you for a beautiful product
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December 31, 2012
Fine and alive but have not been through all seasons yet.
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December 31, 2012
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I planted a dogwood tree in the fall of 1990. It has only produced a fully bloomed tree three or four times. Most of the time it doesn't have a full bloomed tree. But this year, December, 2014, it has produce red berry clusters for the first time. What is the lifespan, and why has my tree acted like so slowlt? I live in Powder Springs, GA, outside of the west side of Atlanta, GA. It has complete sunlight. Thanks.
Reta W on Dec 30, 2014
I would like to plant a Dogwood Tree in the middle of my yard. I live in Brentwood, CA and the tree would receive full sun. It needs to be beautiful year round what can i expect from the seasonal effects with this tree?
Laurensoro on Sep 21, 2014
Is it ok to plant a dogwood in the early fall?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2014
what type of soil is best for dogwood?
Veda E on Jan 7, 2015
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Is summer an ok time to plant this tree?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: On the shipping tab up there ^, it says, "... Your White 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." I think I read somewhere else not to plant it on a super hot day. Hope this helps :)
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How wide do these trees grow?
Sarah982 on Apr 23, 2015
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How tall is the tree when it arrives?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: How tall it is depends on what size you order. The 1 - 2 ft size is at least one foot tall and any where between 1 and 2 feet tall. The 2 - 3 ft size is at least 2 feet tall and anywhere between 2 to 3 ft tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2014
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does the white dogwood need protection from our sometimes harsh Illinois winters?
Dee F on Jun 6, 2015
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What is the best time of year to plant dogwood in zone 6 area ?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine in the fall after two years it's still growing slowly, spring is good also, but then you need to give it allot of water, I think I prefer fall
Reply · Report · Mitchell T on Oct 13, 2014
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does this tree have little red berries in the fall ?
joseph m on Oct 2, 2014
Best Answer: Flowering dogwoods can have red berries. My tree (planted in May 2013) has not yet produced berries or flowers. It may still be too young and not have a friend in the neighborhood to pollinate it. The tree is quite healthy and strong though.
Reply · Report · Pamela M on Oct 2, 2014
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How fast does the dogwood tree grow?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: Approximately one foot. It flowered beautifully the first spring also.
Reply · Report · R P on Sep 20, 2014
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Just how "fast growing" is this White Dogwood tree? What's the average growth rate when planted in full sun?
CAS22 on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: We've had ours for a year now. So far I wouldn't say I've really noticed much height difference, though I'm sure there's some. We've had issues with deer eating it early on. Maybe that is a factor?
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I planted my white dog wood 3 years ago and it only leaves in spring and I still have not seen any blooms, is there something else I should be doing?
Betty Q on Apr 28, 2015
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Do animals like to eat it Dogwood trees?
Iva B on Apr 26, 2015
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Are dogwood trees grow in Hawaii?
Jun M on Apr 8, 2015
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Could you please tell me what particular fertilizer or plant food this White Dogwood tree likes?
Also, I'm in zone 7, in a high wind area. What would be the best location for this tree?

Thank you.
S L on May 31, 2015
Best Answer: I'm sorry I cannot answer as I bought the tree for a gift. The tree lives in Livinston, Texas.
Reply · Report · Ione A on Jun 1, 2015
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how big is the ball on 4-5 ft dogwood and how big are they for a 5-6 eastern redbud ?
vernon s on May 27, 2015
Best Answer: The 5' white dogwood shipped to us by FGT arrived in a 10" x 10" x 5' box. It was shipped without dirt so there was no root ball like you would normally expect. The roots were exposed and about 12" in length so when planted, the tree was only about 4' high. Our tree has survived two Massachusetts winters and is thriving.
Reply · Report · Cristina M on May 30, 2015
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Is the height on here 4-5 at shipping or mature?
Douglas T on Jun 8, 2015
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Why does the dogwood tree not ship to south/central florida?
eaglestormy on Jun 2, 2015
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I'm so in love with the white dogwood flowers, but I live in Southern California, would the tree survive here at all?
June N on Apr 24, 2015
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what species of dogwood?
jeff l on Apr 23, 2015
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