Also known as the Flowering Dogwood. For this article, we will be focusing on the Pink Variety. What a beautiful tree! Commonly found in the Eastern United States. Does well in zones 5 to 9. Reaches heights of 15-30 feet and has a similar spread. You can expect the magnificent blooms around April to May. It's foliage is green and turns reddish purple in the fall.
This tree makes a great addition to any landscape!. The pink flowers really make a landscape pop! Can you imagine walking down a path with these blooms surrounding you and some on the path itself? Truly breath taking! I like to plant them where there is some sort of backdrop in my target perspective. For example, picture an evergreen garden with the various shades of green and the various texture. If you add a Pink Flowering Dogwood to the mix, it will make the garden stand out. Well, that is at least from April through May.
They do have a few cultivars however that might give you some more color through out the growing season. For instance, the cultivar 'Cherokee Sunset' will give you variegated yellow and green foliage. If you aren't set on the pink flowers, you can always go after the white cultivars!
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