Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 20-25 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 20-25 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cornus florida
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, FL
Turn Your Yard into a Springtime Show
- Beautiful pink and red blossoms every 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 & Photos
So Far So Good
I am only giving this four stars because while it is doing well where planted it's only been in the ground about two weeks and seems to be adapting well. After it braves the winter and summer next year I could well upgrade my review to five stars.
Red Rover is doing well!
Dogwoods seem to be a bit delicate at first. Mine (Red Rover) seemed to be happy when planted but since we had such a hot summer his leaves were getting burned and crinkly. I built a wood shade around him to limit the morning sun and shade him in the afternoon. That did the trick (as well as deep watering). After removing the shade in the fall he got a little more burned but did alright. So far this year he grew a good 6-8" in places despite the deer taking little nibbles so I am hopeful that next year his roots will be established and he really will take off! BTW I am in the NW part of Oregon and dogwoods seem to do well here.
I won't see it bloom in red until next year but the tree came in great condition with new growth. Put it in the ground immediately with the root rocket and the new growth didn't fall off from shock. I did not break any roots as it was not root bound and it is flourishing with more new growth. Planted it in mid June in South Carolina in full sun and it is doing great! Excited to see it flourish and bloom next year as well as the gorgeous red leaves in fall :-)
Quality product and great job shipping!
Red dogwood arrived with minimal wilting. Planted the same day and kept plenty of water on it for two weeks. It is doing well and has completely recovered from shipping. Great job!
So happy with our red dogwood tree! I came packaged very well and has begun to thrive. It's a beautiful addition to our landscaping!
Planting & Care
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.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|