or afternoon shade is preferred, however will
tolerate full sun
once established. Performs best in soils that
aren;t too moisture retentive
not require pruning
Dogwood is very ornamental and makes for an outstanding
specimen tree. In spring, its long lasting, creamy
white flowers last up to six weeks, much longer
than most spring flowering trees.
striking white blossoms are followed by red raspberry
shaped fruit which last into late fall. The fruit
themselves are absolutely delicious - the pulp
inside has an exquisite flavour that has a hint
of banana and a custard-like texture that can
be eaten raw or cooked.
leaves are a dark green, almost a blue-green in
summer, then changing to a reddish purple or scarlet
in fall. Their relatively small size works well
near a foundation and look especially attractive
when planted in front of blank walls, in a shrub
border or a woodland border.
easy to care for tree, these are much more resistant
to disease than other Dogwood varieties and their
extra hardiness allow them to grow in areas where
other Dogwood are marginal.
plant Dogoods in locations that receive morning
sun and afternoon shade.