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Dogwood Tree vs Cherry Tree

March 23, 2023

Dogwood Tree vs. Cherry Tree – What Are the Differences?

Dogwood trees (Cornus sp.) and cherry trees (Prunus sp.) are similar in the way that they are both flowering deciduous trees, and they both produce white and pink blooms.

Dogwood Trees with Pink Flowers

March 23, 2023

5 Dogwood Trees with Pink Flowers

There are a number of dogwood trees that produce pink flowers, adding a bold color to the tree which contrasts beautifully against the green foliage. If you’re looking for a pink flowering dogwood tree, consider one of these varieties.

Fertilizers for Dogwood Trees

March 12, 2023

Fertilizers for Dogwood Trees – All You Need to Know

To boost the available nutrients in the soil, frequent applications of fertilizer at the appropriate times will keep the tree in its best health. Dogwoods have high nutrient needs, so knowing which fertilizer to use and when to use it can be pivotal in the successful growth of your tree. 

When and How to Prune Dogwood Trees

March 23, 2023

When and How to Prune Dogwood Trees

You shouldn’t need to prune a dogwood tree (Cornus sp.) to maintain its shape and size since this plant has a natural growth habit that holds a neat and tidy shape. However, there are some instances where pruning a dogwood tree will be beneficial to its health and to your enjoyment of the tree.

Dogwood Tree Diseases

March 23, 2023

Common Dogwood Tree Diseases (with Identifications & Treatments)

Here we look at the diseases which most commonly affect dogwood trees, how you can identify them, and what you can do to save your dogwood tree.

Best Time to Plant Dogwood Trees

March 23, 2023

Best Time to Plant Dogwood Trees

Dogwood trees can be planted at any time of year, but they have a much greater chance of survival if planted during the fall, winter, or early spring. The University of Tennessee recommends that November and December are the best months for planting dogwood trees. There are a number of reasons for this.

History of The Dogwood Tree

March 23, 2023

The History of The Dogwood Tree

The dogwood tree is at the center of a number of different legends, though their accuracy is questionable. What we do know about the dogwood is that it is referenced in the English language as early as 1614. Throughout history, the tree has offered many uses, often as a type of medicine. Here we look at the various stories which surround the tree, and how it has been used historically.

How Big Do Dogwood Trees Get

March 2, 2023

How Big Do Dogwood Trees Get?

Dogwood trees range in size depending on the type of dogwood tree, as well as the conditions they are growing in. These trees can reach a maximum height of anywhere between 6 feet and 40 feet, and their spread is typically equal or slightly smaller to their height size.

Types of Dogwood Trees with Red Berries

March 11, 2023

6 Types of Dogwood Trees with Red Berries

Dogwood trees are a type of deciduous flowering tree which produce berries that are notoriously popular as a food source for birds. If your dogwood berries don’t get quickly consumed by birds, they can add another layer of interest to the tree, with many types of dogwood being able to retain clusters of berries from summer right through to fall.

Types of Dwarf Dogwood Trees

March 23, 2023

6 Types of Dwarf Dogwood Trees with Pictures

However, if you’re looking for something less statuesque, then there are a number of smaller dogwood trees available which can look great in compact gardens. Here we look at types of dwarf dogwood trees and how to care for them.

How Much Are Peonies

March 23, 2023

How Much Are Peonies?

If you are interested in sourcing some peonies then you’ll probably want to know what the typical cost of peonies is, and which types of peonies will get you more for your money. A single stem peony can range from between $8 and $24 depending on a variety of factors.

How to Dry Peonies

March 23, 2023

How to Dry Peonies (Two Effective Ways)

Peonies are exquisitely beautiful flowers which unfortunately never seem to bloom for long enough. If you want to enjoy peony flowers all year round, then you can do this by drying them and displaying them inside the home. Here we look at how to dry peonies, how to care for dried peonies, and how to display these dried flowers.