White Dogwood Trees (Cornus Florida)
Yesterday I planted two White Dogwood trees. We are trying to add new landscaping features to our large yard this year so it doesn’t look like a huge open football field around the house. Planting trees, shrubs and flowers can be a rather simple home improvement project that can add significant curb appeal and value to your home.
The Arbor Day Foundation has this to say about the White Dogwood Tree:
An excellent landscape choice in all four seasons. Flowers are showy in spring. Leaves turn red-purple in fall. Glossy red fruits attract winter songbirds. Likes partial shade; moist, acid, well-drained soil. Grows to 25′, 25′ spread. (zones 5-9)
This should be another great fit for our yard due to the acidic soil. We also have a well drained soil because just below the soil layer is a very deep layer of clean sand. Hopefully these two trees will mature quickly and provide great flowers in the spring and shade in the summer.
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