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Cornus florida

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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.

$14.95
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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.

Course 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
$6.95
-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-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.

DIEHARD Transplant
$19.95

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.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Cornus florida

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, FL



Learn why we stopped selling bare-root
 

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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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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 3 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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
The tree I just purchased was packed extremely well and appears very healthy. Very impressed with the quality of this tree.
January 1, 2013
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
This tree at least lived. However it has not grown much. It had only a few blossoms this spring.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.


Questions & Answers

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Wife's choice
Marc P on Aug 6, 2017
color
Jennifer H on Jul 26, 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
color
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
my favorite tree..i have 8 and 2 on the way ..this will look pretty next to my yoshino cherry and white dogwood ...love the deep pinkish red blooms
efie b on Apr 14, 2017
need color in a shady area as a center piece for low growing hostas.
SHARON L on Apr 7, 2017
To replace a pine tree that was lost during a storm. This will add a lovely accent to our back yard
Lisa M on Apr 4, 2017
Chosen for early spring color as well as late fall color. Will be planted as an understory tree.
T. Michael G on Apr 3, 2017
Love the color and growth height of this tree,in our area trees grow TALL ,I will be curious to see how this grows!
Linda J on Mar 29, 2017
color drought resistant and full sun
katie p on Mar 25, 2017
I was looking for something different.
Joe K on Mar 4, 2017
add color in partially shaded area
Mary E B on Feb 27, 2017
Beautiful colors.
Stephanie P on Feb 20, 2017
Preferably to white and pink sold locally
Lawrence G on Feb 2, 2017
I chose this tree to plant as a memorial for a friend that has passed
scott a on Feb 2, 2017
I like the color and I needed an understory tree.
Sandi P on Nov 20, 2016
It's just beautiful
Geneva a on Nov 10, 2016
to replace one that was at least thirty years old and diseased.
paul l on Nov 5, 2016
This is my wife's favorite tree.
Randy G on Oct 29, 2016
The dogwood is a graceful tree, perfect specimen for the front yard. The red flowers will compliment the color scheme of the roses we chose for the front: yellow/orange/red mix, better than the pastel shade of a pink dogwood tree (which I also love).
Lou D on Oct 25, 2016
Love the colors. Have this in neighborhood.
Mohammed S on Oct 9, 2016
land scaping my back yard these will let me know when spring has arrived :)
william w on Oct 6, 2016
Childhood favorite
Barry G on Sep 14, 2016
They are absolutely beautiful . I would be the odd ball on my street without them.They open the door to Spring!!!
Brenda W on Sep 2, 2016
I WANTED A RED DOGWOOD.
Linda on Apr 22, 2016
Color
Tara M on Apr 20, 2016
Area I live in. Color. Reviews ease and info that seems to accompany your company and my purchase
Eric M on Apr 20, 2016
I chose this because the leaves are a beautiful reddish pink and the size is perfect for where I want to plant it. Its a great price too! Cant wait to get it!
kelly k on Apr 17, 2016
Family favorite
Sara H on Apr 15, 2016
color
Jennifer K on Apr 13, 2016
Love dogwoods, beautiful trees!
Lynn W on Apr 9, 2016
Beautiful highlight for island of trees.
Jubal G on Apr 9, 2016
I needed to replace a tree that suffered from death in a corner of our yard. Since the Dogwood does
well in a partial shaded area, I thought it would work nicely in that corner of the yard.
Saundra Lee K on Apr 7, 2016
Beautiful trees and right size for you yard
Mary Lou S on Apr 7, 2016
for myself in our yard
Diana M on Apr 6, 2016
The deep reds and pink colors remind us of the trees we had in our yard in Germany
Louis C on Jul 31, 2017
Present for my father
John B on Jul 20, 2017
what is the root system like for the red dogwood ?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
does this Dogwood produce fruit?
Jennifer C on May 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: So far Mine does not produce fruit.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 I plant in July ?
Richard F on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you do I would make sure it is in the shade, water every day and mulched somewhat so that it maintains moisture. I am in zone 7 in Maryland. I purchased two of them and both have had about three inch growth this first year. Just not too much sun.
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.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
I live in zone 7 and bought this tree and planted it last October. It is now April and my tree does not even have buds starting yet. It still looks alive though. Is this normal for first year? Other dogwood trees in my neighborhood have already finished blossoming. The location only gets afternoon sunlight.
Patsy Y on Apr 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In my experience, after planting a dogwood it sometimes takes a couple of years for it to start blooming. Continue to take care of it and in several years you will be enjoying the blooms. I live in the Atlanta, Ga area.
IS IT SAFE TO PUT A DOGWOOD TREE CLOSE TO THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE HOUSE?
JESUS C on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 10-15ft away from a structure.
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.
What is the Latin binomial (and cultivar) for this particular red dogwood?
Thai D on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The botanical name is Cornus florida var. rubra
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
Red/pink dogwoods in Billings
Can someone tell me if these are pink dogwoods or red dogwoods, or a combination of both ? These are all from Billings, MT, which is Zone 4. The planting guide here says Billings is too cold for dogwoods, but they are so beautiful here that I'd like to order whatever these dogwoods are.
https://goo.gl/photos/aaHLs1BEB8VD7LCt7
Thank you !
Clark J on Apr 8, 2017

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