Dogwood trees are favorite among home gardeners because they add color and beauty to any landscape setting during the springtime. These trees are most common in the southern states, but there are varieties that thrive in just about every state. Dogwood trees make excellent specimen trees, shade trees or borders for decks and patios. There are a wide variety of dogwood trees to choose from, depending on the climate and hardiness zone. Here are a few popular types seen in residential yards and gardens:
Pink Dogwood.The pink dogwood is one of the most popular trees available. This tree typically reaches heights of 25 feet in height and has a spread of 25 feet. It produces pretty pink flowers in the spring and red foliage in the fall. The Pink dogwood tree is recommended for USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9.
White Dogwood Home gardeners who want showy white flowers during the spring, must consider adding the White dogwood tree to their yard. This tree is also lovely in the fall with purplish-red foliage. It is similar to the Pink dogwood in height, reaching 25 feet. White dogwood is recommended for growth in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9.
Gray Dogwood-The Gray dogwood is best known for its milky white flowers and white fruit. This tree reaches 10 to 15 feet in height at maturity and has an equal spread. Gray dogwood makes an excellent border tree or hedge. It is a pretty addition to any landscape setting during the spring blooming season. It grows best in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8.
Dogwood trees are easy to grow and low maintenance. It tolerates a variety of soil conditions and thrives in full sun, partial shade or partial sun. Those who want a pop of color during the springtime will love these trees.