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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.

-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
-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

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


10-15 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Cornus florida

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Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

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
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
over 4 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
white dogwood
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
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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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
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did not do well in texas sun. moved to shady spot. I hope it will come back
October 6, 2015
1 year ago
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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
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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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
Deer Resistant
Mari F on Apr 14, 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
I choose this to replace an old Maple that I cut down. We like the smaller size and the color, less maintenance then the large Maple we had, and it is just beautiful.
Clarence T on Apr 10, 2017
It is my favorite tree! I just love it when it is blooming, and during the whole year also. For me, tho, living up at 2200 ft elevation, it has been a challenge! I started with too tiny sized trees, and so I am spending a little more, so that I can plantl your 3-4 foot trees. Thanks. Ginny
Ginny A on Apr 7, 2017
MICHAEL M on Apr 4, 2017
Beautiful, showy flowers
Cj U on Nov 13, 2016
It's a beautiful tree and If is good for George Washington & Thomas Jefferson is good for me
alma s on Oct 14, 2016
Purchased this as a memorial tree.
Michael M on Oct 1, 2016
I love the dogwood tree
Roland S on Sep 20, 2016
Blooms. Love dogwoods
Leila T on Sep 17, 2016
Splendid eye catching color
Brenda W on Sep 2, 2016
Looks gorgeous and smells wonderful!
Jing F on Aug 22, 2016
i have a cluster of three dogwoods (red, pink, white). The white dogwood died from lacebugs. I am replacing the one that died to maintain the trio cluster.
Leslie D on Aug 21, 2016
Gift for a wonderful woman.
Ashley L on Aug 20, 2016
We were looking for a flowering tree to fill a spot in our backyard that would be colorful and whose berries would attract birds and wildlife. Local nurseries did not have any of the choices that Fast Growing Trees offered. Its website provided a very thorough description of the tree's many features, such as being drought and disease resistance.
Patricia G on Aug 9, 2016
love the colors in the spring
jeffrey e on Aug 5, 2016
I have always loved dogwoods. Out new and dose not have them.
Cheryl B on Jul 17, 2016
I was living in North Carolina and saw the very first one I have ever seen. They are the most beautiful trees and make your yard look fabulous. I am going to try the willow trees next. Would love to have a verity of trees that are beautiful in my yard.
Sandra G on Jul 5, 2016
beauty! Flowers in spring, berries in late summer and fall color! What's not to love here? And it feeds my birds! The Kousa doesn't!
carol f on Jul 4, 2016
Newark in spring..... Nice size
Charles O on Jul 3, 2016
It's a beautiful tree to add to our backyard,
Antoinette D on Apr 15, 2016
we live on property that is heavily wooded. A great backdrop for the white and pink dogwood.
Lenore S on Apr 14, 2016
I chose this White Dogwood because my lovely wife, Jennifer loved this species. I loss my beloved Jennifer from cancer and I am planting this tree as a memorial to her on our property.
Thank you very much.
Ovid E. B on Apr 7, 2016
Looks like a good, generic dogwood with profuse blooms, such as I need to replace a 30 + year old tree that bit the dust in a windstorm. Ultimate height and spread seems to match what I am replacing.
Cathleen C on Apr 6, 2016
as a gift for a close friend that lost her spouse
Diana M on Apr 6, 2016
Nathan L on Apr 4, 2016
I just moved from the East Coast to Washington State. My property here is devoid of vegetation, save for one lonely and neglected crab apple tree. Fast Growing Trees has all my favorites, and I have ordered several flowering trees - can't wait to plant them and give this place some fresh character!
Lisa S on Mar 28, 2016
blossoms and color
mark g on Mar 21, 2016
Beautiful tree. i like the horizontal early growth followed by the pyramidal top growth.
Gary W on Mar 18, 2016
David S on Mar 9, 2016
jen c on Mar 6, 2016
Absolutely beautiful
Brenda L on Feb 12, 2016
I needed to replace a very old dogwood that is down to 2 flowering branches and straining to reach light. This new one will be located near to, but in a more central location where there is more sun.
Gregory S on Dec 28, 2015
Had to remove a stand of cedars, and this white dogwood is being used to fill-in with a pink dogwood.
Jeffery K on Dec 23, 2015
Easy to mix with other dogwoods
Lent J on Nov 10, 2015
Last spring we decided that we wanted more flowering trees, and white dogwood seemed just right.
Mary C on Nov 7, 2015
I hope it grows well.
Mary G on Nov 5, 2015
To plant as memorial to our Olde English Bulldogge, Brubeck
William C on Oct 22, 2015
Was always my moms favorite!
Christopher P on Apr 23, 2017
Chose for my wife, and can't find any locally
Robert S on Apr 12, 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.
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
BEST ANSWER: There could be a number of reasons why. Nitrogen fertilizer (for grass) could also cause flowering trees not to bloom. 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. Not enough or too much sun can cause them not to bloom. Improper pruning, dogwoods dont require pruning. If you do prune them for shaping, only prune them after they have bloomed. They will not bloom if they dont receive enough water. They need 1 inch of water a week.
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 species of dogwood?
jeff l on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Cornus florida
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.
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.
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?
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.
What time of year is best to plant a dogwood tree?
Becky R on Mar 1, 2017
Is is shipped bare root, or bagged a balled?
Shadman on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Dogwood was bare root and bagged. However, the dogwood did not survive due to heavy wetness this past winter/spring. The dogwood was very healthy when delivered.
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!
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'
does it attract Anthracnose fungal disease?
Janet C on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are moderately resistant to the Anthracnose fungal disease.
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...
Will dogwood survive in mts. 92333?
Twich on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it would be good for your area.
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.
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
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
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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