White Flowering Dogwood: Cornus florida Tf - 18 inch Pot - 6-7 Foot Tall
A small, deciduous tree with pink or white flowers in the spring and red berries in the fall.
Caring for Cornus florida, commonly known as Flowering Dogwood, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This deciduous tree thrives in partial shade to full sun and prefers well-draining, acidic soil. Plant it in a location protected from strong winds. Flowering Dogwood trees benefit from regular watering, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil evenly moist. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune the tree in late winter or early spring to remove dead or diseased branches and maintain its shape. Avoid heavy pruning, as it can reduce flower production. Flowering Dogwoods are generally resistant to pests and diseases but monitor for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your Cornus florida will reward you with its iconic showy flowers in spring, followed by attractive foliage and sometimes colorful berries, adding beauty and charm to your landscape.