Cornus white


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All orders placed will ship during our Spring 2022 season.

USDA Zone Shipment timing:
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April-early May

For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.

No tree signals the beginning of spring like the Dogwood! Their large white flowers make dogwoods the showpiece of the yard, blooming at the same time as azaleas before many of the deciduous trees leaf out. They produce attractive red berries in fall that are a favorite of wildlife and migratory birds and the foliage turns bright orange to red with the frosts of fall. Dogwoods are small trees that grow best in forest understory conditions.

We specialize in Dogwoods and grow the disease resistant cultivar Weaver that has very large flowers and is resistant to Anthracnose and powdery mildew that affect some dogwoods. Weaver was discovered in the woods near Gainesville by Dr. Harold Hume, former Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida, and is low chill and can be grown successfully as far south as Orlando. It is the best cultivar for the hot humid climates of the southeastern Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Height 20' - 30'
Spread 10' - 25'
Tree Form Modified Leader
USDA Zone 8 - 10
Blooms April - May
Drops Fruit or Nuts September - October
Soil Soil must be well-drained.
Soil pH 5.5 - 7.0
Light requirements Partial to full-sun

Spacing 30 - 40'
Pruning Annual pruning stimulates new growth and fruiting.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.
Pollination Need more than one tree

At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. 

In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.

Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.

Size shipped: 8 – 24 inches

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

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at our Nursery.

Visit our sister nursery for fruit and flowering trees.

Chestnut Hill Nursery
Alachua, FL

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