Pacific Dogwood - bundle of 5 bareroot plants

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Pacific Dogwood - bundle of 5 bareroot plants

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The Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) tree grows 20 to 30 feet tall, and can sometimes reach 50 feet or more.

A species of dogwood native to western North America, Pacific Dogwood leaves are simple, opposite, and oval in shape, with veins that curve to follow the outline of the leaf. Their deep green leaves turn brilliant shades of red in autumn. Bark is reddish-brown, thin, smooth or scaly; fruits are 1/2 “ long, elliptical, and shiny red, or orange.

Although the flowers of this tree are small and inconspicuous, its easily recognizable in the spring for its large, white petals – actually called “bracts” – which are eye-catching and lovely.

In a natural forested environment these trees are usually found in partly shaded locations growing as understory trees. They prefer well-drained acidic soils high in organic matter. In a garden setting they require extra care, as they are very susceptible to anthracnose, a disease caused by the fungus Discula destructiva. If you plant one in your yard, be sure to plant it where its trunk will be shaded from the sun. Resist the temptation to give it extra water during the summer months, and use a soaker hose, not an overhead sprinkler

Plant form: bareroot plants 12"+

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