You’ve seen endless white dogwoods, but a similar tree with pink flowers caught your eye! Would it look beautiful blooming in your front yard? Yes! Is it the right size for your yard? Most likely. The pink dogwood is a great size that isn’t too big for smaller yards, but still offers plenty of shade! Is it easy to grow? Yes! The pink dogwood is no maintenance once it is established. Now let’s explore the pink dogwood to be sure this gorgeous native tree is the right one for you! Read on to learn more about the pink dogwood tree for sale!
Pink Dogwood Tree for Sale | The Basics
Pink Dogwood Tree Description
The pink flowering dogwood (Cornus florida var. rubra) grows 15 to 25 feet tall and wide at maturity. This tree tends to be low-branching with a spreading, flat-topped canopy. This pretty tree boasts pink blooms (bracts) in early spring even before the leaves have emerged. The dark green oval leaves turn a fiery red in autumn. The vibrant red berries that persist from late summer through winter are a favorite of songbirds. The textured gray-brown bark adds winter interest.
Pink Dogwood Tree Facts
• The pink dogwood is native to the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and west to Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan.
• The flowers of the dogwood are actually at the center of what we think of as the bloom. The four petals surround the flower and are actually bracts, which are modified leaves!
Pink Dogwood Tree Care
Dogwood trees can grow in full sun or partial shade. They prefer moist, fertile, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic, but are adaptable. Dogwoods have shallow roots so watering properly and adding a layer of mulch to newly planted trees is ideal. Water deeply at least every other day for the first week or 2. Then water deeply 1 to 2 times per week for the first 2 to 3 months. Water with a hose at the base of the tree and let the water run for a couple of minutes. The roots will develop better and establish quicker with thorough waterings less often versus small amounts of water more often. Add at least a 2 inch layer of mulch a few inches past the drip zone. (The drip zone is the outermost portion of the canopy). Feed your pink dogwood when planting and in spring with our slow release fertilizer.
Where to Buy A Pink Dogwood Tree
Buy pink dogwood trees online at the PlantingTree plant nursery. PlantingTree is a family owned and operated online plant nursery that carries healthy, high quality plants and trees for sale. Their potted pink dogwood trees for sale are branched and ready to plant. Order a live pink dogwood today and they will ship it directly to your doorstep from their North Carolina nursery!
Now that you know all about the pink dogwood tree for sale, you can grow your very own pink dogwood. Plant it in the front yard for everyone to enjoy! Enjoy the phenomenal beauty of this exquisite, native tree for a lifetime!