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trees are one of the most widely used landscape flowering tree.
The dogwood tree is of the genus Cornus and displays showy bracts
of colored flowers. Dogwood trees are flowering trees. The majority
of the time, the flowers produced by dogwood trees are white,
though there are an assortment of other colors available such
as shades of pink and red. Dogwood trees will produce bright,
colorful flowers in the spring.
trees have a variety of landscape uses. With the year-round
interest, dogwoods are excellent for specimen or accent plantings
around the terrace or patio. Dogwood trees make an excellent
understory trees in a semi-shaded area and are also now being
used in conjunction with typical foundation plantings and
groundcovers in large beds around a building.
Dogwood trees are easily grown in lawn and garden areas and
adapts to various exposures and soil types. Generally growing
to a height of 20 to 30 ft with a low, broad head and tiers
of horizontal branches, the dogwood tree is considered a "well-behaved"
tree and requires very little maintenance.
Dogwood tree has a variety of cultivars such as 'Cherokee
Chief' (red bracts),'Cherokee Princess' (white), 'Cloud 9'
(white), 'Pendula' (white, weeping form), 'Red Cloud' (pink
bracts) and 'White Cloud' (white). These colorful Dogwood
trees add beauty and interest to almost any landscape.