Dogwood Trees For Sale
Whether in the wild or in your garden, dogwood is a plant you’ll really enjoy. If you are looking for Spring traffic stoppers –Dogwood trees are it. With a beautiful choice of colors – red, pink, and white – make sure to plant one of each for a truly stunning combination. You will find Dogwood trees for sale at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses.
There are many beautiful and popular cultivars to choose from when it comes to flower color for the spring landscape and interesting form for the summer and fall. Dogwood trees, in full bloom in early Spring, are truly a sight to behold making them a very popular choice for homeowners. They are typically grown for their showy spring flowers, called “bracts”.
Dogwood trees are one of the most beautiful and attractive flowering trees in North America. Ask any landscaper to name their top ten favorite trees and chances are the Dogwood will make the cut. Dogwoods are one of the number one favorite trees for a variety of reasons, including:
- Explodes with flowers, year-round-interest, and fills even the smallest spaces with life and color.
- Adaptable to various types of soil and growing conditions.
- Tolerant of drought and disease resistant, it is basically a hassle free choice for homeowners.
- Quick to grown and reliable bloomers.
- The fruit of dogwood trees are an important source of winter food for many songbirds, including robins, cardinals and waxwings.
Varieties of Dogwood Trees
- Flowering Dogwood Tree (Cornus florida) is the native dogwood tree in the U.S., where it is commonly referred to simply as, “flowering dogwood tree,” as if there were no other.
It is ranked America’s most popular dogwood tree and has long been considered a soil improver. The Flowering Dogwood Tree grows well in diverse soils and is extremely valuable for various wildlife because the fruit, flowers, twigs, seeds, bark, and leaves are utilized as food.
Cultivars include: ‘Cherokee Chief’, ‘Cherokee Daybreak’, ‘Cherokee Princess’, ‘First Lady’, among others.
- The Pagoda (Cornus alternifolia) dogwood tree is known for its layered horizontal branching structure. Can be grown as a single trunk or a multi-trunk tree. When in bloom, it produces clusters of small white flowers and blackish blue berries.
- Giant Dogwood Tree (Cornus controversa) is a fast growing and deciduous dogwood tree. In Spring it has showy white flowers followed by blue black fruit that attracts wildlife. The Giant Dogwood Tree grows in full sun – part shade.
- Kousa Dogwood Tree (Cornus kousa) blooms in late Spring to Early Summer. Commonly called the Japanese Flowering Dogwood tree, Kousa is closely related to the Flowering Dogwood. This tree has low water requirements and shows a moderate tolerance for salt and alkali soils.
- Cornelian Cherry Tree (Cornus mas) is a medium size tree that prefers partial shade and well drained soil, rates as deer-resistant and can be grown under the shade of tall trees. Yellow flowers bloom in very early Spring. The fruit is edible and may be used for tart jellies and fruit drinks. Cultivars include, ‘Alba’, Aureoelegantissima’, ‘Elegantissima’, ‘Flava’, ‘Fructu Violaceo’, among others.
- Gray Dogwood Tree (Cornus racemosa) is native to North America and grows well in both full sun and shade. Creamy white flowers bloom from May until July. Small white fruit form after the flowers have dropped. Gray dogwood tolerates urban air pollution. Easily grown in average, dry or medium wet, well-drained soil.
Great Companion Plantings
Dogwood trees make excellent understory trees in a semi-shaded area and can be used in foundation plantings. They are often used as a backdrop for rhododendrons, azaleas, or other spring-flowering shrubs.
Dogwood blooms about three weeks after forsythia, but overlaps the blooming period of redbud so that the two are striking together before the redbud has faded.
Attractive shrubs to plant with the dogwood tree in the garden are: Japanese kerria, Hugonis rose, Tatarian honeysuckle and lilac since they all bloom about the same time.
Try planting dogwoods with colorful perennials which are also in bloom at this period: Virginia bluebells, basket of gold, sweet williams, moss phlox, iris and mid-season tulips.