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Red Dogwood

Cornus florida


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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- Planting Mix
Red Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your Red Dogwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

-t- 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.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-25 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Cornus florida

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

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

- 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. 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.

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Customer Reviews

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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
January 1, 2013
over 7 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 4 years 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!
January 1, 2013
over 6 years 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.
January 1, 2013
over 6 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
January 1, 2013
over 7 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.
January 1, 2013
The tree I just purchased was packed extremely well and appears very healthy. Very impressed with the quality of this tree.
January 1, 2013
This tree at least lived. However it has not grown much. It had only a few blossoms this spring.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Red Dogwood

Red Dogwood Planting Diretions

The Red Dogwood (Cornus Florida) is the perfect tree for smaller yards moderately growing to a mature height and width of 20-25 feet. Since it’s good for USDA growing zones 5-9, it has the ability to grow in just about any climate providing it gets the proper full to partial sun exposure required. It grows into a pyramidal shape with oval, bright green leaves that give way to beautiful fall colors of a rich red-brown. Birds love the small, bright red fruits that mature in late summer to early fall and have the ability to last until late in the year. During the blooming season, look for the dainty, red or pink flowers that are described as hermaphroditic, meaning “perfect flowers.”

Seasonal Information: With proper time & care, Dogwood trees can be planted at any time of the year. If your area is experiencing extreme heat, place your potted tree in a well shaded area, such as a garage, or plant it in a well shaded area of your lawn. Once mature, your tree will be better able to manage with temperatures of this kind. Typically, though, trees do not experience much growth during times of extreme temperature.

Location: Choose a planting site for your Dogwood that receives light or filtered shade. Dogwood trees are highly adaptable to many soil types. However, they thrive best in moist, fertile soils high in organic matter. The soil of your planting site should be well drained, with a 5.5 pH level.

Planting Instructions:
1) Dig a planting hole for your dogwood that is two times the diameter of your tree’s root ball and comprised of equal depth.
2) Remove your Dogwood from its container and ensure root moisture.
3) Place your tree in the planting hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground.
4) Adjust your tree’s position and angle, then use the original soil to fill the planting hole.
5) Spread the roots out evenly and surround them with soil, tamping down lightly as you fill to avoid air pockets, which can dry out the roots of your tree.
6) Avoid firming the soil at this point, and instead water the area immediately to settle the soil.
7) Mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture. This will also keep competing growth (grass and weeds) from growing around the planting site.

Watering: 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 to water correctly. Light green leaves are a sign of overwatering, 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.

Fertilization: Dogwood trees do not require much fertilization. If you choose to fertilize your tree, do so sparingly in April or May. Any general purpose fertilizer is suitable for this.

Weed Control: Do not permit weeds or grasses any closer than 2-3 feet from your Dogwood in the first year. Pull the weeds initially, and then utilize a growing mat or mulch. Insulate the roots 2-4 inches and replenish as needed. Do not spray Round Up on a young Dogwood, and ensure that wind doesn’t blow chemical drift onto your tree.

Pests & Disease: The best defense against any pest or disease issue is a healthy tree. Good soil, proper feeding & healthy watering habits are vital to the prosperity of your tree.

Deer: If you believe that deer may become an issue for your Dogwood, consider caging the tree(s). Although there is a whole host of deer deterrents available, nothing will guarantee protection like caging will.

Winter Dormancy: During late fall and winter, your Dogwood will enter its dormant state. When this occurs, your tree’s leaves will fall off and the stem will turn brown. Above ground, nothing will take place during this time, but the roots of your tree will continue to grow beneath the surface. This winter root development will accelerate the growth of your tree come spring.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Cheryl R on Sep 15, 2018
My husband wanted something stunning in our front yard that No one else had on our block. He's an original guy like that. A statement maker.
mary j on Aug 2, 2018
Cheryl R on Sep 15, 2018
i have not seen a red dogwood befor
Charles D on Aug 21, 2018
My husband wanted something stunning in our front yard that No one else had on our block. He's an original guy like that. A statement maker.
mary j on Aug 2, 2018
Color!! Size!
Naomi B on Jun 4, 2018
replacing one damaged by winter storm
mary jane K on May 31, 2018
I liked the color
Helen G on May 22, 2018
Planting this in appreciation of a teacher who is retiring after 38 years at our school.
Abby S on May 15, 2018
Love the colors
Teresa G on May 12, 2018
Beautiful tree. Love the red blooms.
Billy Dwain G on May 7, 2018
Personal preference
Carolyn P on May 6, 2018
Because my neighbor loves dogwoods & this is a beautiful one. I am buying it for her!
Susan B on May 1, 2018
I am Thang. I bought the trees as a gift to Greg and Tina.
I chose these trees for their beautiful and long lasting spring flowers.
Greg and Tina H on Apr 23, 2018
Nice Looking tree for the Memorial Garden.
Tim E on Apr 15, 2018
I would buy a 5-6ft tree instead if they are available. I have purchased from you before and the plants are beautiful!
barry A on Apr 9, 2018
They are beautiful!
Melissa L on Apr 8, 2018
My husband grew up in North Carolina so this is a special surprise
Terri M on Mar 17, 2018
My mom wanted color for her front yard and she loves flowers. I've been looking for a tree to replace her small Oak tree in the front. It's been 2 years, and the Oak hasn't really made the house look beautiful. The Dogwood seems very pleasant, bright, and romantic- just like my mom wants her house to appear. I can't wait to plant it and give my mom something to enjoy for the years to come!
Jasmine G on Mar 14, 2018
I want some color in my front yard.
Delissa L on Mar 11, 2018
Small yard, but beautiful landscape tree. Easy to plant, grow and keep alive in south mississippi
Robin H on Feb 25, 2018
Front yard Landscaping
Akhila A on Feb 10, 2018
I currently have a white dogwood tree and would like a red dogwood tree to go with it.
Judy R on Feb 6, 2018
Favorite tree
damien r on Feb 3, 2018
had this tree when I lived in the east coast/ missed the beautiful flowers; has not seen them around here in nevada.
Celia A on Jan 8, 2018
I wanted a medium sized tree with year round interest.
Chris A on Jan 5, 2018
Drought tolerant growth rate color
Renee G on Oct 20, 2017
i wanted a medium flowering tree
Heleo S on Oct 4, 2017
I am replacing a tree lost in last winters ice storm but the area has become partly shaded due to growth of surrounding trees. Although I would like a fruit tree, the location no longer gets full sun. I picked the red dogwood for it's bright color as well as general size and shape.
Thyra B on Sep 29, 2017
To contrast with the many white dogwoods we have.
Sally H on Sep 27, 2017
My wife's favorite tree and it's for our anniversary.
Brandon G on Sep 25, 2017
ARMANDO P on Sep 13, 2017
color of blossoms
Judith W on Sep 12, 2017
Wife's choice
Marc P on Aug 6, 2017
The deep reds and pink colors remind us of the trees we had in our yard in Germany
Louis C on Jul 31, 2017
Jennifer H on Jul 26, 2017
Present for my father
John B on Jul 20, 2017
The website was very helpful and easy to use I quickly educated myself and found the perfect tree for my needs I look forward to enjoying years of beautiful blooms
Tina J on Jul 8, 2017
Beautiful flowers, good shade tree where you need filtered Sun.
Irina P on Jun 20, 2017
Beautiful tree and it was on sale.
Tonya W on Jun 17, 2017
They can't withstand the weather in Houston even though it says it can. However, I chose the tree because I'm very much attracted to red whether it be a bikini or flowers. :-)
Darwin L on May 25, 2017
I'm looking for a dark pink/red dogwood and hope this is as advertised, and not a light pink dogwood.
Thai D on May 18, 2017
my wife love dog woods
Robert C on May 14, 2017
It looks like a beautiful tree and will be perfect in our backyard.
Vicky Sue S on May 5, 2017
Because of the beautiful colors.
Cheryl T on May 2, 2017
I love dogwood trees I was wanting a red dogwood.
patricia r on May 1, 2017
spring color
John T on May 1, 2017
add color in spring
Bill W on Apr 28, 2017
we liked the flowering habit of the red dogwood and the fact that it is a low maintenance tree.
Martin S on Apr 26, 2017
want to check out the plants , will order more if the quality is aceptable
Shaid L on Apr 17, 2017
My dogue de bordeaux family has all passed on & this red dogwood tree is going to forever watch over my red dogs.
RENA N on Apr 15, 2017
Beautiful color and deer resistant
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
i have not seen a red dogwood befor
Charles D on Aug 21, 2018
Color!! Size!
Naomi B on Jun 4, 2018
what is the root system like for the red dogwood ?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Shallow root system.
does this Dogwood produce fruit?
Jennifer C on May 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: So far Mine does not produce fruit.
How deep do the roots go in a dogwood?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: About a foot - water well - mine doing well.
What about Deer eating the leaves?
Bob W on Jun 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We see deer in the yard frequently but they've shown no interest in the red dogwood. Seem to prefer the weeping cherry!
Can I plant in July ?
Richard F on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the dogwood back in August 2015 and have it planted on the ground in September. Staying healthy and no blooming for the first year in 2016. This year May 2017 bloomed with dark pink flowers, color exactly as in this picture.
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: Unfortunately not. The growing zone is 5-9
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.
What color is the trunk of the tree? and what color are the leaves in the spring and fall?thank you
Gail R on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Trunk-an almost dark, charcoal brown. Leaves are green with a little red in them in spring - green in fall.
Just received 4 more - large healthy green leaves. Have 14 - pland to buy more.
Line the driveawy. Absolutely gorgeous.
JESUS C on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 10-15ft away from a structure.
are trees pet friendly cats/ leaves not poisonous to animals?
gail b. on Aug 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Dogwood trees can be mildly toxic to animals. If your animal consumes a portion of this tree I would recommend calling your veterinarian.
when is the best time to plant the red dogwood?
caroline a on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In zone 7 - Maryland - planted two end of September into October. Planted one in a little more sun than the other; in the spring, both blossomed and had leaves but the one in the sun, the leaves seemed to start to burn and there was no new growth. Moved the tree to a shady location, mulched and kept it moist. Soon, new growth - about three inches.
Can it live in full sun or mostly afternoon sun? I live in Fayetteville, NC - zone 8b. Gets pretty hot.
Ames47 on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I bought four trees and planted them on the same side of the house in full sun. Two are doing very well and two are without leaves. Probably due to my planting but I did the same for all trees. Full sun is fine. Water is key to growth.
I planted my red dog wood tree when I got it now it is calling for frost what can I do.?
patricia r on May 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would make sure it is mulched sell, 2 or 3 inches but leave space around the trunck. It should not touch the trunk. Mine whad beautiful blooms this spring! Planted fall 2015. Peoria, IL. Sherry
Can Red Dogwood be planted in Zone 10 (Los Anagles) ?
Daniel on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Will this do well in a wet area? My water table is 6 inches under the soil where I would like to plant this tree.
Chelsea S on Dec 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chelsea,
Dogwoods are adaptable to several types of soil; however, they do best in moist fertile soil that is very well draining. It would not be recommended planting it in a wet area if it is not well draining. The tree would not make it in a very wet area that is 6 inches under the soil.
Would it be okay to plant this in south Louisiana during the late summer/early fall?
Kim T on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes that would be a great time for planting.
Can you keep these dogwood trees cut down to fit a smaller space?
Bev A on Sep 4, 2018
How wide the Red dog wood will grow?
Du P on Jul 21, 2018

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