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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
The Dogwood tree is a beautiful sight to behold, with over 50 species found within the Dogwood genus.
Our Dogwood Trees will adapt well in most areas of the country, provided they have plenty of sunshine and water. Some varieties, such as the Flowering Dogwood, produce red berries that many birds love to eat. While these berries are not poisonous to humans, they are unpalatable. The magnificent blooms are quite the sight to see, especially when the tree has reached full maturity.
Flowering dogwoods are hardy in USDA zones 3 through 9.
You can expect our Dogwood trees to bloom in the early spring, usually in April and May. The beautiful pink, red, or white flowers show up before the leaves of the tree emerge. Some cultivators bloom with entirely pink blossoms, while others are only tinged with pink. Our Dogwood trees can range from 15 to 20-feet tall for trees planted in the sun at maturity. Trees planted in the shade can reach 40-feet tall at maturity. The spread of the Dogwood tree is often more extensive than the height.
Dogwood trees will grow best if planted in an acidic to neutral soil. The pH scale should fall between 5.5 to 7.0 for the best growth of the tree. Dogwood trees can be grown in both sun and shade. However, trees that have been planted in partial shade will generally produce better. Dogwoods planted in full sun are susceptible to heat stress and dogwood borers, a destructive type of moth attracted to Dogwood trees. The Dogwood tree has shallow roots that can dry out if not watered properly, so watering should occur at least twice a week or more. Removing broken or dead branches in the colder weather is all the pruning that needs to be done.