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White Flowering Dogwood

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Description

Talk about a spring show stopper! You’ll be dazzled with these snowy white four-petaled flowers. Trees burst into bloom in spring, smothering tree boughs in a cloud of blossoms. Even impatient gardeners will be satisfied; very young trees fill to the brim with flowers. Trees grow to 15 to 20 feet with a spread of about 10 feet. Beautiful lining a driveway or as a front yard tree. Enjoys partial shade, so you can plant it under larger trees. Cornus alba.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow flowering trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Love them
Diane E on Mar 30, 2020
erosion control on a steep bank -favorite tree
Sara S on Mar 25, 2020
Love them
Diane E on Mar 30, 2020
my wife misses her "Prayer Tree" from the old property, so I am restoring her place of solace by planting a new one of the same kind at our new place.
leonard h on Mar 26, 2020
erosion control on a steep bank -favorite tree
Sara S on Mar 25, 2020
My husband and I enjoy early spring color in the landscape - it is important to us. The beauty and grace of these trees is the essence of springtime.
Dixie Lee S on Mar 6, 2020
love this tree
L O on Mar 6, 2020
THIS WAS MY MOM'S FAVORITE TREE. THE YEAR SHE DIED HER TREE ALSO DIED. I'M BUYING THIS IN HER MEMORY
BRENDA P on Mar 3, 2020
Have seen this in my friends yard and it???s beautiful
Lorna M on Mar 1, 2020
For beautiful white flowers in spring
Muki S on Jan 24, 2020
My wife's favorite tree! Wish you had some of the pink varieties...
JAMES Y on Dec 15, 2019
Have always loved dogwoods of any color and this will a nice addition to the redbud I???ve ordered
Janet W on Mar 17, 2019
Always wanted a pink one and cannot get them to grow. So gonna try a white one.
Carl O on Mar 14, 2019
Dedication to a friend
Tonie H on Apr 27, 2018
We???re removing Ash trees and replacing them with colorful spring trees along the road in front of home. Can???t wait to see how beautiful they will become and add to the landscaping.
Doris F on Mar 1, 2018
We've had a White Dogwood previously. We liked it's shape, leaves, etc. A Beautiful tree.
phil on Dec 28, 2017
my wife misses her "Prayer Tree" from the old property, so I am restoring her place of solace by planting a new one of the same kind at our new place.
leonard h on Mar 26, 2020
My husband and I enjoy early spring color in the landscape - it is important to us. The beauty and grace of these trees is the essence of springtime.
Dixie Lee S on Mar 6, 2020
How far apart would you plant the white dogwood tree from the red bud tree?
Janice D on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The redbud can grow to 35' wide; the dogwood 10-12' wide. Dogwoods are great under-canopy trees, so it depends upon how close you want them to be. A minimum distance from trunk to trunk would be 15' if you want the redbud to overhang the dogwood (beautiful!!). If you want them to be separate and distinct (next to each other), you would plant them a minimum of 20' apart.
I am thinking about including a white dogwood in my front landscaping. What is the minimum distance that the three could be planted from the house? Sewer lines are not an issue because they are on the opposite side of the house from where the tree might be planted.
T S on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These should be planted a minimum of 15' away from the house; 20' or more would be better.
How old are the trees when shipped?
Jessica S on Mar 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Jessica, thank you for reaching out to us! When shipped, regular trees are about 3-4' tall and/or with a 3/8" or larger trunk diameter.
are there more then white dog wood trees?
john s on Jun 17, 2019
I had ordered white dogwoods in early Spring, recieved my trees I ordered 4. But when they flowered they had a cluster of small white flowers, and not the 4 pettal, yellow center flowers ot was supose to have. The trees are pretty but they ars not what i thought I ordered...what kind of Dogwoods are they? Because they are not normal dogwoods. I payed the price for 4 dogwood trees and theses surely are not
Tina H on Apr 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Mine is still alive, but did not flower at all this spring. I'm not sure why, I thought it was odd that there was no flowering, because it's almost five foot tall. ???
Is this tree native to eastern Virginia?
Laura G on Apr 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is native to the whole of eastern North America.
What is a good canopy tree to plant around a dogwood tree?
Donna B on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A redbud would be particularly pretty in the spring, with its rose-colored buds over the white dogwood: //www.starkbros.com/products/landscape-trees/flowering-trees/american-redbud
Will this tree grow in sandy soil?
Debbie on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. This tree actually prefers sandy soil that's somewhat loamy.
I would like to plant a Dogwood, but it will get direct sun for 5 -6 hours a day..What are my chances of success?
happy gardner on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A dogwood is not a full-sun tree and is fond of part shade, especially in the afternoon. If that is how your sun pattern works, then the tree will do quite well.
Hi, Do the flowers of this dogwood come before the leaves?
jennyandjosh r on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they do.
What species is it?
Joseph G on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a native white dogwood; it's not a cultivar. The botanical name is Cornus florida ???Alba???.
I have a 42 foot frontage on my house. I'd like to buy a white dogwood for each side. Sidewalk in middle. Do you think this would be too much for an area like that? And I would need to keep it somewhat pruned.
Linda on Feb 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That would be quite beautiful. If you plant the trees 12' away from the sidewalk on either side, that will be enough space and also keep any tree roots from upheaving your sidewalk.
Is this a Kousa Dogwood? If not what type is it? Thanks
Jim D on Feb 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a native white dogwood; it's not a cultivar. The botanical name is Cornus florida ???Alba???.
How much do they grow in a year ?
keith c on Jan 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Depending upon the growing conditions, white dogwood will grow 13-24" per year.

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Excellent specimen, small but flourishing
I was uneasy about planting a flowering dogwood here because of the clayey soil but gave it a deep hole with good topsoil. The seedling did very well its first year and survived a cold winter (lows of -18), which I assured by insulating the ground and draping a cloth over the tree. It is now leafing out on all the twigs, showing zero winter kill. Very impressive, hope it lasts.
May 3, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Dogwood
It made the winter and is taking off! Hoping next spring will have blooms
May 5, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Cute little tree
Always happy when a tree returns for year two in a strange place :) Still short, but has new growth, and leafed out nicely.
May 23, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Very healthy. Growth has been super. Would recommend to anyone interested in owning a dogwood tree
May 5, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Arrived in good condition.
The tree arrived in good condition but the top died or was chewed off. It came back and is still growing this year but we plant to remove it and try again with another tree. Would purchase again.
May 4, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago