Pink Dogwood 12-18''
A pink dogwood, also known as Cornus florida rubra, is small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to the eastern United States. It belongs to the dogwood family and is characterized by its showy pink or reddish-pink flowers, which bloom in early spring before the leaves appear. The flowers have four bracts surrounding a small cluster of yellowish-green flowers. The tree's leaves are simple, oval-shaped, and dark green in color, turning red to purplish red in the fall.
Pink dogwoods typically grow to a height of 20 to 30 feet with a width of 25 to 30 feet. They dwell best in well-drained soil and partial shade but can also tolerate full sun. They are relatively low-maintenance and are resistant to many diseases and pests.
In addition to its ornamental value, pink dogwood is also important ecologically, providing food and habitat for wildlife, including birds and butterflies. It is a popular choice for landscaping, especially as a specimen tree or planted in groups for a striking display of color in the spring. Pink dogwoods are also sometimes used in bonsai and other types of gardening.
The pink dogwood is prized for its showy, pink, or reddish-pink flowers that bloom in early spring, adding a pop of color to the landscape.
The flowers can last up to four weeks, making them famous for gardens and parks.
Pink dogwood is relatively easy to care for and does not require extensive pruning or fertilization. It is also resistant to many common pests and diseases.
The pink dogwood provides food and shelter for wildlife, including birds, squirrels, and butterflies, making it an attractive choice for those interested in supporting local wildlife populations.
In addition to its beautiful flowers, the pink dogwood has attractive foliage that turns reddish-purple in the fall. This makes it a good choice for adding color to the landscape throughout the growing season.
Pink dogwoods can be planted as a specimen tree, in groups, or as part of a mixed border. They are also sometimes used in bonsai and other types of gardening, making them a versatile choice for various landscape designs.