Red Dogwood Tree

Welcome Spring with Your Very Own RED Dogwood!

  • Red Blooms, Red Leaves, and Red Berries!
  • Let Your Yard Shine with this Extraordinary Tree
  • Friends and neighbors will Ooh and Aah!
  • Enjoy Year-Round Interest
  • Hardy Variety
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Regular Price: $129.99

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If you love red and want to add some warmth to your landscape, the Red Dogwood is the tree for you!  Enjoy RED throughout the year, not just during the spectacular spring bloom!

Distinctive, rose red blooms announce the arrival of spring.  A few weeks later as the early spring cool transitions into hooray-winter-is-over warm, new leaves emerge with a shiny red tint.  As the young leaves mature this tint fades to classic green.  These oval-shaped, green leaves become a cozy, deep red in fall.  But that isn't the end of the show!  In fall, lovely, red berries form and last throughout winter.  When the Red Dogwood drops its leaves these shiny, red berries add color and interest, attracting birds and wildlife.  So get out your binoculars and enjoy the show!  The bark of this tree is an attractive and unique light gray color.  It is delicate and smooth when the tree is young, and as the tree matures a scale-like texture is yet another source of appeal for this gorgeous tree.

The showy Red Dogwood is a lovely accent or focal tree.  Growing from 15 to 30 tall and wide at maturity, this dogwood is large enough to be a yard tree, but stays small enough to be used in a garden or a larger mixed or raised bed.  The Red Dogwood looks vibrant planted with abelias and azaleas.  Hostas are perfect for under your dogwood tree.  Plant your dogwoods in groups of three for loads of color.  This tree is beautiful for the entrance of your home or driveway.  Plant several to line a long driveway.  You will love being welcomed home by the year-round beauty of the Red Dogwood.

These trees grow in full sun to part shade and are adaptable to most well-draining neutral to acidic soils, including clay.  Once established this variety is drought tolerant, but will grow and bloom best when the soil is watered when it is dry.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a balancedslow release fertilizer like the one we carry here. Dogwoods do not generally require pruning, but if needed prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches.

This variety of Dogwood is pest and disease resistant as well as deer tolerant.  Our Red Dogwood is a tough and hardy tree that you will enjoy for years to come!

Order yours today!  These are going fast!

 

 

 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Well-drained, Fertile
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Red
Botanical Name Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

How To Care for your new Red Dogwood Tree

When planting your Dogwood be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant almost any time of the year.  

These trees tolerate full sun to part shade.  Provide some shade if you live in a warmer zone.  Dogwoods prefer soil that is well-drained, neutral to acidic, and nutrient rich, but they are adaptable to many soils. If you have alkaline soil, you can amend your soil.  To acidify your soil, amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants.  Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution for increasing acidity.  Mulching will also aid in keeping the shallow roots cool and moist.  Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Water deeply 1 to 2 times per week when newly planted.  Once established this variety is drought tolerant, but will grow and bloom best when the soil is watered when it is dry.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost.  Choose a balancedslow release fertilizer like the one we carry here. Dogwoods do not generally require pruning, but if needed prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches.

This variety of Dogwood is pest and disease resistant as well as deer tolerant.  

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Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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I must say that it was in better condition than one might expect for being shipped motor freight but it was in good condition. I was surprised that it seemed to be planted in mostly sawdust but it seems to be healthy. I would purchase again. Thanks R. Unger
May 19, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Healthy Tree
I received my Tree on a Thursday. The box was a bit beat up from Fedex, but the Tree was OK inside. The tree was well packed, the root ball was in great shape. I got it in the ground on Saturday due to heavy, heavy rains.
So far he's doing great. Helpful advice on planting him, from the Planting Tree customer service also.
Was larger than I expected.
May 8, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Communication was excellent. The shipping was quick and effective. You he tree arrived safely, in great shape and was exactly my as described. Looking forward to seeing it grow.
February 20, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
nice
my husband got this tree for my birthday last fall. It was the perfect size for us to plant. looking forward to seeing its red flowers this spring. very happy
December 26, 2015
I can't wait!
I just received my red dogwood last Friday and I can't wait for it to bloom. It looks perfect in my yard and I planted it near my white one :). You guys rock. Thank you

S-
March 6, 2016
Beautiful trees
The trees arrived very well packaged. They were very healthy and I can't wait for them to bloom next season.
July 26, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
An absolute great tree I can't wait for it to grow and bloom.
August 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
dogwood
Tree arrived in a box that looked like it had seen its better day. The tree was just wonderful looking. planted it w/gopher guard netting around it so the gopher wouldn't get it. it is doing well except for a little bit of sunburn on the leaves. Cant wait for spring!
August 10, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Red Dogwood
I was very pleased when I opened the container. Tree was taller and fuller than expected. Green and not dry. Planted that day and is doing well.
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September 6, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Excellent service, prompt shipping, very healthy well grown red dogwoods.
May 3, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
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I'm planting these 2 Red Dogwoods in my front yard in honor of my late husband, who passed away this past January. ❤️
Aletha H on Aug 28, 2017
Pretty and easy
Misty H on Jul 2, 2017
I'm planting these 2 Red Dogwoods in my front yard in honor of my late husband, who passed away this past January. ❤️
Aletha H on Aug 28, 2017
dogwood in CA? unheard of.
Ted C on Jul 19, 2017
Pretty and easy
Misty H on Jul 2, 2017
I have always wanted a dogwood and never knew there was such a tree as a red dogwoood....the stars just seemed to align!
Leslie H on May 13, 2017
I wanted a red dogwood and it wasn`t available locally, ask me this after I get my tree. Thanks R. Unger
ROBERT U on May 12, 2017
Beautiful Color
Loraine M on Apr 30, 2017
Looking for a small container grown Cherokee Chief dogwood, which I like because they are darker pink. It's been very hard to find! Most all nurseries around me only have balled and burlapped dogwoods, and only the pink dogwood varieties (Cornus Rubra)
Susan P on Apr 25, 2017
Chose this tree for the year round interest of the tree and the size both which it will ship and the size it will reach full grown. Also wanted something at the edge of the woods that would handle part shade and tolerate clay soil.
Mark N on Feb 12, 2017
Beautiful color and 3/4 ft. tall will be easier for me to handle. Price is great too.
Toni W on Oct 22, 2016
We have an old pink tree we need to replace & decided to try this red one. Anxious to see the blooms.
Elaine M on Oct 22, 2016
wanted a red dogwood tree
Harpld I on Sep 27, 2016
dogwood in CA? unheard of.
Ted C on Jul 19, 2017
I have always wanted a dogwood and never knew there was such a tree as a red dogwoood....the stars just seemed to align!
Leslie H on May 13, 2017
Are these trees resistant to black knot?
A shopper on Jan 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As far as I can tell, Dogwoods in general are not susceptible to black knot...it is a disease of prunus trees, mainly plum.
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