The Flowering Dogwood Tree is one of the most beloved and beautiful trees in America.
There are so many that gravitate to its beauty. But how many know the different types of Dogwood trees? Here are some examples of Dogwood trees:
1) Red Dogwood trees
2) Pink flowering Dogwood trees
3) White flowering dogwood trees
4) Kousa dogwood trees
So let's take a look at some facts. For instance, when it comes to the pink flowering dogwood trees and the white flowering dogwood trees did you know that it can grow anywhere from 15 to 25 feet high. If you live in the woods, some of them can get as high as 30 to 4o feet high. These trees are also more wide than tall, usually. It lasts through all seasons. The flowering happens around March and lasts for anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks. Soon after it begins, it's green foliage for the summer season.When fall comes, the leaves colors turn to both purple and red. It also starts to develop fruit around this time. The fruit usually lasts until around December, or at least until the birds begin to peck at it.
These types of dogwoods are excellent accents for foundation plantings.
Most dogwoods will grow in any soil, but they prefer moist and organic soil. This way they can get the most benefit. And also choose an area that gets at least a partial shade. 100% sunlight will not do their growth any good. Full sunlight will promote the growth, but it will leave the foliage looking more compact and much smaller. Unless that's the look, you are going for, then stick with at least half shade.
Both the Kousa dogwood trees and the red dogwood trees are pretty much treated the same way as the above ones. And did you know that the fruit that these trees produce does not fruit, they are called drupes? These drupes are only edible to birds and other animals in the area. They are too small for anyone else, especially humans.
According to some myths the dogwood trees represent Christ.
They serve both his resurrection and redemption, as well as the suffering. Others who are less devout, view the tree as something beautiful and precious and rare.