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White 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.

$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
White Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your White 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- 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.

$19.95
Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

10-15 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Cornus florida

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, FL



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

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

- 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.





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Customer Reviews

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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
January 1, 2013
A sturdy tree arrived safe and sound. It responded well to care and had a good summer even though the heat was unseasonably high.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 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!
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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Ordered 2 white dogwoods and one of them arrived dried out, all the leaves dead. The other one, in a separate box was fine. The dried out one looks like it will survive, but still...
October 6, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
8
Shipping time
I love the tree, but I'm kind of skeptical on whether or not it will survive. I ordered the tree in the summer when it was warm but the tree shipped at the end of September when it's cold here in Michigan. I planted it but the cold weather is already causing the leaves to wilt. I'm just not sure there was enough time for the tree to get established. I guess we will see. The tree looked very nice when it shipped though!
October 6, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
did not do well in texas sun. moved to shady spot. I hope it will come back
October 6, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
satisfied with caveats
I have two white dogwood trees for a year. They arrived to us ~4'. Last summer was hot and they had a tough time--they take lots of sun and weren't happy around august. got white on leaves. when late fall came, one tree had big "balls" on the end of stems--other one didn't. This spring at ~5' tall, the former exploded with blooms. The leaves on that one are much smaller than the one that hasn't bloomed; we wonder why. But, that flowerless one is growing extremely rapidly. i moved it from the side of the house--yes, transplanted it--a week ago. Everyone said it would go into shock. Honestly, it has grown in a week and looks even better now.
i wish I could post a photo here. At the end of the day, they're both absolutely beautiful!! Would buy again.
June 3, 2016
Growing Zone:
7
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
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care



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


White Dogwood Planting Diretions

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 over watering, 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 does not 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

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Why did you choose this?
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Beautiful when blooms. Has a wonderful legend.
Dorothy and Ron B on Nov 14, 2017
Good eye catching presentation and easy and quick to order. WHAT BEGINS GOOD ENDS GOOD.
Muhammad Y on Nov 11, 2017
Beautiful when blooms. Has a wonderful legend.
Dorothy and Ron B on Nov 14, 2017
Beautiful and a memorial for my two White Shepherds, whose ashes are buried here.
Teresa on Nov 11, 2017
Good eye catching presentation and easy and quick to order. WHAT BEGINS GOOD ENDS GOOD.
Muhammad Y on Nov 11, 2017
It’s a memorial for my Boxer who passed away 11/4.
Tamra M P on Nov 10, 2017
Accents to yard in spring. Always love the dogwood. Live in VA. It is the state flower.
Holly T on Nov 4, 2017
White flowering
Jeremy J on Oct 29, 2017
Will be planting in memory of a loved one. The dogwood tree is the Virginia state tree and should grow well in our area.
Cynthia L on Oct 12, 2017
Wanted to replace some large old maple trees in our front yard with something smaller. Think these will do the trick.
Bettye H on Oct 5, 2017
Moon Garden
Alan K on Oct 5, 2017
I like the color and shape
Heleo S on Oct 4, 2017
Love this tree
Jayne H on Oct 1, 2017
Former reviews and looks gorgeous
Ellen A on Sep 30, 2017
Replacement
Robert K on Sep 30, 2017
THE SHAPE AND COLOR OF THE FLOWER
ARMANDO P on Sep 13, 2017
its beautiful and will not grow very tall and is perfect for my yard
Shereceg G on Aug 22, 2017
The beautiful white leafs
Edgar G on Aug 14, 2017
I chose the dogwood for its size to go in our backyard. I like the white flowers and the visual interest it will have in the spring.
Christina A on Aug 13, 2017
They are pretty
Kelly L on Aug 10, 2017
Can't find them at any local nurseries. Beautiful picture.
Quinn S on Aug 8, 2017
Wife's choice
Marc P on Aug 6, 2017
Chose it for attracting many species of birds. Since listed as "slow-growing," glad that could get it in larger size. Want to enjoy gardening for nature in my retirement. Also like early bloomer as friend has 4 bee hives on my property.
Ruth C on Jul 23, 2017
Color and climate
Stephen C on Jul 21, 2017
The berries are delicious. I make mead and my chickens love the rind. They flower longer than most trees I know. Plan on having flowers for about three months. A must have!
Chris F on Jul 17, 2017
To color up my drab yard in the spring.
william e on Jul 10, 2017
Reminds me of my childhood. My parents had one in their front yard, and I have always loved the look of these trees. I've been wanting to plant one in the yard of our new home.
Linda N on Jun 19, 2017
Only need to look at the photo to answer that one. Great contrast to a lot of greenery
Elaine K on Jun 16, 2017
We just lost two dogwood trees that were very old. I have looked around for a similar tree and found it at fast-growing trees. I ordered one and love it. This is my second one.
Linda C on Jun 16, 2017
My father always wanted a white dogwood tree. I just thought it was high time his kids buy him one.
Felix K on Jun 14, 2017
Does well in this Environment.
Stephen U on Jun 7, 2017
It is an anniversary gift for my wonderful wife of 38 years! It was her choice, she loves the all year round beauty of the tree. She enjoys the changes of the tree, just like seasons in life!
Raymond D on Jun 3, 2017
colorful in different season
Sam B on May 29, 2017
We chose this tree because of the reviews confirming that this tree can withstand all types of soil and extreme weather conditions. Right for our zone (5) and will flower and offer shade when grown. Last tree we ordered did NOT survive so hoping for better results on this one.
Michael W on May 24, 2017
i love flowering trees
heriberto i on May 23, 2017
I grew up with a white dogwood in the front yard and now I'm finally getting one for my own house. Can't wait.
Margaret Q on May 22, 2017
my native tree growing up
george s on May 16, 2017
The home I grew up in had a big white dogwood in the back lawn, so it's nostalgic
James H on May 16, 2017
My girlfriend loves a white dogwood tree, she has one already beautiful tree thxs
Frank Robert Andrew w on May 13, 2017
Native
Paul L on May 13, 2017
already have a dogwood tree. does well on Cape Cod.
Anthony Z on May 11, 2017
Bc of its color
Joseph P. Toner S on May 8, 2017
my southern wife likes dogwoods
David G on May 7, 2017
Because of their beauty
william r on May 7, 2017
To go with landscaping. Always loved Dogwoods.
James B on May 7, 2017
flowers
jay G on May 3, 2017
spring color
John T on May 1, 2017
It will look beautiful in the distance when I look out into my back yard. It will be growing against my huge 40+ year old arborvitae screen.
BigGirlCharlotte on Apr 25, 2017
Was always my moms favorite!
Christopher P on Apr 23, 2017
Deer Resistant
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
Chose for my wife, and can't find any locally
Robert S on Apr 12, 2017
Planting it in memory of my late husband
Kimberly M on Apr 10, 2017
Beautiful and a memorial for my two White Shepherds, whose ashes are buried here.
Teresa on Nov 11, 2017
It’s a memorial for my Boxer who passed away 11/4.
Tamra M P on Nov 10, 2017
Is it ok to plant a dogwood in the early fall?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The best time to plant dogwood is in the fall, just when leaves are beginning to drop. Fertilize well and you will be surprised in spring.
How wide do these trees grow?
Sarah982 on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: At maturity this tree should get to be about 20-25 ft wide.
what type of soil is best for dogwood?
Veda E on Jan 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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 :)
does the white dogwood need protection from our sometimes harsh Illinois winters?
Dee F on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they really don't need protection. As an extra precaution you could mulch around it.
Are dogwood trees grow in Hawaii?
Jun M on Apr 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Dogwood trees are not recommended to grow in Hawaii due to the climate.
Do animals like to eat it Dogwood trees?
Iva B on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Dogwoods are deer resistant. Keep in mind if they get hungry enough they will eat anything.
What time of year is best to plant a dogwood tree?
Becky R on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting in fall/winter/early spring, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree. Also, with extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
Would I have better luck with the dogwood blooming if I bought and planted two rather than 1?
louann m on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it will make a difference in such a way a fruit tree that needs cross pollinator would, but 2 would be prettier than one!
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
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.
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.
What about the depth of the roots and do they want to knock brick retaining walls down? My neighbors 'helped' cut down my beautiful, tastey apricot tree. I have since been told that I could have cut the rogue roots and all could have been well.
Gail B on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Gail
Don't you love helpful neighbors? The root system of the white dogwood while extensive is very shallow. It should be fine to plant near the retaining wall. The White Dogwood is a very slow growing tree, therefore you would have plenty of time to trim any roots heading towards the retaining wall. It has always been one of my most favorite flowering trees.Let us know how we can help, contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001 Happy Gardening
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: My white dogwoods are plated in partial shade, and have grown about 4-6 inches within the past year. I'm pleased with the "leafing out" on them.
Is this deciduous?
Wendy on Aug 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the White Dogwood is deciduous. It is not an evergreen.
Will this dogwood grow in California climate zone 9?
Janet C on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live on the East coast and it does say zone 5-8 so I don't know if it would grow there. Sorry I can't be of more help'
Will dogwoods grow in sandy soils of Central NC? If not, would micing gardening soil and peat moss solve thw issue of moisture and root stability?
Jesse W on Sep 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 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.
How big does a dogwood tree grow/?
Curtis L on Aug 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The White Dogwood can get 20 to 20 feet tall and 20 to 25 feet wide at maturity.
Does it bloom year round?
Jacob on Aug 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No
Can you plant a white and pink driftwood in the same hole and twist and tie together so they can go like that so the blooms are mixed?
Bubba on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sure that sounds like a great idea.
Can the dogwood tree grow in California?
Pamela F on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
How thick does the trunk get? When the berries fall from the tree, will it mess up or impact my lawnmower when I cut my grass?
Clarence T on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: THe trunk get about ,6 in around no it don't drop it berries the
little birds will eat then or squirrel will eat the be
When is the best time to plant?
Willa Mae on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant in the spring/fall.
When do you fertilize dogwoods in north carolina?
Barb C on Sep 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 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.
When to plant in Tri Cities,WA.?
Elizabeth B on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We ordered our pair of dogwoods in Feb 2015 - planted them in March. When the arrived they were about 4' tall - right now I would guess they're around 7' in height and they bloomed massively this past spring...
are the berries harmful to pets?
Becky P on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they are not harmful to pets.
Is this dogwood an evergreen?
Is this dogwood and evergreen?
katewray on Sep 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This dogwood is not an evergreen.
Why does the dogwood tree not ship to south/central florida?
eaglestormy on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we are unable to ship Dogwoods to FL due to state agricultural restrictions.
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: The best ratio tends to be 12-4-8 or 16-4-8. These ratios are high in nitrogen is what the tree needs to form leaves, however, too much nitrogen can limit the amount of flowers.
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.

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