Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-25 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 20-25 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cornus florida
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, FL
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White Clusters of Flowers in Spring + Fall Foliage
Why White Dogwood Trees?
Welcome spring with an exciting show of creamy white florals from May to June! Dark green foliage is surrounded by flower clusters, and the White Dogwood's show of delicate flowers is a beautiful sight that returns year after year. And its deeply-hued leaves transform to a fierce scarlet hue in the fall for month-to-month visual interest.
Even better? It's versatile. There is no wrong place to plant this delightful tree. It grows perfectly well as the focal point of your landscape and doesn't need accompanying trees to make a statement. Plus, reaches a compact size, making its blizzard of white blossoms an excellent choice to plant along streets, near large buildings, next to patios or as a property border.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Our White Dogwood is not finicky. It's adaptable to an array of soil types, including acidic, loamy, rich, sandy or even clay, and is drought tolerant. It will grow in full sun as long as the soil is fertile and moisture-rich, yet thrives in partial shade, too.
But the best part is that we've planted, grown and nurtured each of our White Dogwood Trees for success. We've meticulously monitored each tree for months. Now, you reap the rewards of our hard work with a healthy root system and more developed branching. Other nurseries or big box stores offer weak, twig-like growth. But when we ship your White Dogwood Tree, we ship a tree you'll be proud to display in your landscape...a tree that acclimates and grows well once it arrives.
So, why wait? Each spring you'll be rewarded with the most stunning tree on the block, while each fall presents an encore performance with even more stunning color. Place your order while we still have them in stock - get your White Dogwood today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- dogwood tree
A tree in honor of my nephew
It came in very well packaged and larger than expected. Thank you very much.
Excellent source for trees
The trees we purchased arrived quickly and in excellent shape. Selection and size much better than at local nurseries. Prices better or comparable. Vigorous roots and ready for planting. Looking forward to trees growth. Will definitely be a repeat customer as the need for trees and different varieties arises.
well leafed out good root system looking forward to seeing it in bloom
When it was delivered the box was left standing upside down. However, it was packaged so well that there was absolutely no damage to the tree. I could not have transported a tree from the local HD myself with less damage. If it survives the winter and blooms next spring I will be very happy
we will see how she does. best of the three
Planting & Care
White dogwoods (Cornus florida) are a beautiful sign that spring has arrived! These flowering ornamental trees perform well in a wide range of soil and climates in USDA growing from zones 5-8. They will grow in almost any soil type from clay to loamy and can tolerate moist or well draining soils. Slowly growing to a height of 20-30 feet tall and 20 feet wide, they bloom in the very early spring before most other spring trees, even when it can still seem winter like outside. These trees can grow in full sun, but prefer dappled shade. They’re great not only for the spring flower show, but also their red fall foliage and bright red winter berries that attract a host of wildlife.
Location: Choose a planting site for your dogwood that receives light or filtered shade. dogwood trees are highly adaptable to many soil types but they thrive in moist, fertile soils high in organic matter. The soil of your planting site should be well draining with a 5.5 soil pH level.
1) Dig a planting hole for your dogwood that is three times the diameter of your tree’s root ball and of equal depth.
2) Remove your dogwood from its container and ensure good 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/angle then use the original soil to back 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, 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’s 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 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, 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 RoundUp 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|
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 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|