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
White Clusters of Flowers Each Spring and Crimson Fall Foliage
Beautiful White Spring Blossoms
Welcome spring with an exciting show of creamy white flowers from May to June! Dark green foliage is surrounded by flower clusters with four round inch-wide bracts. The show of delicate flowers on a strong structure is a beautiful sight that returns year after year.
There is no wrong place to plant this delightful tree. It grows perfectly well as a focal point of your landscape and doesn't need accompanying trees to make a statement. It reaches a compact size of 15 to 25 feet tall in your yard and will grow taller if planted in a wooded area. The 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-and is especially eye-catching tree when planted in rows.
Create contrast by planting near red and pink dogwoods, or against a backdrop of evergreens.
Easy to Grow
The White Dogwood is not finicky. It's adaptable to various soil types including acidic, loamy, rich, sandy or even clay, and is drought tolerant. It will thrive in full sun as long as the soil is fertile and moisture-rich, yet does best in partial shade.
Fall and Winter Interest
Deep green-colored leaves transform to a fierce scarlet hue in the fall. Your landscape will light up with amazing autumn color signaling the change of seasons. Red berries also emerge providing nourishment and a place to congregate for an array of songbirds - and up to thirty-six other species. Deer, wild turkey, quail, chipmunks and rabbits are amongst the many wildlife known to be attracted to the dogwood's fruit.
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"
Each spring you'll be rewarded with the most beautiful treen 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.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
beautifully shaped Dogwood!
I would strongly recommend this product. The tree arrived with not a leaf or twig damaged. It is responding to light as we placed it in the yard on a day which was 50 degrees here in Rhode Island. It seems happy" and not at all droopy!
Dogwood tree looks great
Tree arrived quickly and in great condition. Planted and looks good so far. Nice to know it is guaranteed for a year.
Happy with White Dogwood
The tree came healthy and good size. It has been doing great since we planted it. We are very happy and have purchased more trees from Fast GrowiTrees.
Not sure how to review this one - good and bad
I am pleased with the height and fullness of the tree but was surprised that so many leaves were bug bitten and brown. I called and was told that it has been treated so it should be fine. I'm going to give it some time to see how it goes. Hopefully they'll grow back healthy.
Looking at the picture you wouldn't think shade was an issue. The description says sun/partial sun but local landscapers say this tree does better in the shade (we found out after the fact) and the tree is struggling. We do not have any shade on our property so we currently have it in a large pot on the porch and it is doing better. We are hopeful to replant after it grows a little.
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.
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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
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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!|