- Showy white spring flowers
- Adds color to your landscape in all four seasons
- Red-purple fall color
- Grows 25', 25' spread
- Zones 5 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 5 - 9
The White Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The White Dogwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
The White Dogwood grows to be 25' feet in height.
The White Dogwood has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
The White Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
This dogwood has rounded shape.
This is a good tree for planting near utility lines, next to larger buildings, or near patios. It is also an excellent contrast tree when planted along with Pink or Red Dogwoods with larger evergreen backgrounds. The fruit is well-liked by songbirds.
The seed, fruit, flowers, twigs, bark and leaves are all used as food by various animals. At least 36 species of birds, including ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail and wild turkey are known to eat the fruit. Chipmunks, foxes, squirrels, skunks, rabbits, deer, beaver, black bear plus other mammals, also eat the fruit. Foliage and twigs are browsed heavily by deer and rabbits.
Native from Massachusetts to Florida, West to Texas. Cultivated in 1731. A favorite in America for centuries, George Washington planted it at Mt. Vernon as did Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Early Native Americans made medicinal teas from its bark and desperate Civil War doctors used this tea as a quinine substitute. The wood is extremely hard and has been used for Weaver's shuttles, chisel and maul handles, golf club heads and yokes.
Moist, well-drained soil
The leaves are opposite, oval or ovate, 3-6" long, and dark green.
This tree has glossy, red fruit eaten by birds when ripened in the fall.
An excellent landscape choice in all four seasons. Flowers are showy in spring. Leaves turn red-purple in fall. Glossy red fruits attract winter songbirds. Likes partial shade and moist, acid, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', with a 25' spread. (zones 5-9)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.