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Dogwood Tree and Shrubs

dogwood tree

The Dogwood tree is among the most attractive flowering trees that you can plant. There are lots of cultivars of the dogwood tree to pick from when deciding on a Dogwood for your backyard.

Dogwoods are best known for their spring blooming, but they also provide a wonderful fall foilage and the bark provides winter interest.

The best known flowering dogwood is the "Cornus florida". Flowering Dogwoods usually grow from 15 to 30 foot at maturity, with spreading branches.

They grow best in rich, well drained soil. Planting your tree on middle to lower slopes will help keep the tree from getting to much water and drowning.

Dogwood Varieties

Chinese Dogwood

Chinese Dogwood is a tree that offers a spectacular cloud of flowers in early summer. The white star shaped bracts show up well against the dark green foliage.

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Stellar Pink Dogwood

Stellar Pink Dogwood is a beautiful specimen tree. Large pink blossoms open in the spring, attracting butterflies. Birds are also attracted to this spectacular tree.

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Isanti Dogwood

isanti dogwood

Isanti Dogwood has a more compact form than many other red twig dogwoods. The bright green foliage looks great during most of the year. Clusters of white star shaped flowers adorn the shrub in late spring.

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Ivory Halo Dogwood

ivory halo dogwood

Ivory Halo Dogwood shrub is very similar to its cousin, the variegated red twig dogwood but it is a dwarf variety. This shrub has the red branches for winter interest and a light green leaf edged in creamy white the rest of the year.

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Red Twig Dogwood

red twig dogwood

Red Twig Dogwood, also known as Red Osier Dogwood, gives you year round interest. It forms a lovely green mound in the spring that become dotted with clusters of small white or creamy flowers as summer approaches.

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Variegated Red Twig Dogwood

Variegated Red Twig Dogwood is a beautiful shrub with medium sized deciduous leaves. The leaves are a light gray green with cream edging that look great next to darker foliage.

The dark stems turn bright red in winter, offering a wonderful contrast to evergreens, other bare trees and snow.

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Pagoda Dogwood

pagoda dogwood

Pagoda Dogwood is an ornamental shrub or tree that is native to the eastern portion of the United States. Horizontal branches give this plant its name. This growth habit gives a unique look of layers to the tree.

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Yellow Twig Dogwood

yellow twig dogwood

Yellow Twig Dogwood offers nice deep green foliage in the summer and bright yellow twigs in the winter. This sunny effect brightens every winter day. It contrasts well with red twig dogwood.

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Pink Japanese Dogwood Tree

Choosing a Pink Japanese Dogwood Tree for your yard will add a lot of color and charm. This dogwood is a native of Japan and Korea. It was first discovered by the Dutch East India Company and was introduced to the west in 1875. The pink blossoms are actually bracts that surround the true tiny flowers of the dogwood.

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