Dogwood trees are very temperamental and do not bloom if growing conditions are not ideal. Fertilizers, mulching, drainage, sunlight, location and damage to the tree are other factors that have an impact on whether or not a Dogwood tree blooms.Know More
It takes years for dogwood trees to mature enough to begin producing flowers. If no flower appear on the tree after the third or fourth years, environmental problems affecting the tree are usually to blame. Dogwood trees prefer only partial sunlight. Surrounding trees provide the shade and protection they need. Dogwood trees thrive best with proper drain conditions for the soil surrounding them. Lack of sunlight and improper draining of water will affect the flowering of the Dogwood tree.
Fertilizers applied to the soil also affect the flowers on the tree. Many fertilizers encourage the growth of the leaves of the tree at the expense of the flowers the tree produces. Leave the area surrounding the Dogwood tree unfertilized to ensure this is not the cause of the problem. Pruning dead wood and trunk spots from the tree during the fall season encourages flowering. These along with cracks and scars make it difficult for the tree to get enough nutrients to produce flowers.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
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Although dogwoods generally tolerate most kinds of soil, plant a dwarf dogwood in a moist, shady area. Dogwoods do not like dry or arid conditions, but many species can handle full sun. Never plant a tree in areas with increasing heat such as next to buildings.Full Answer >
The best time to transplant a dogwood tree is when it is dormant in the winter or before the leaves come out in the spring. This gives the tree time to rebound before it blooms. Care must be taken in the winter to transplant when the soil is well-drained and loose. The dogwood should not be planted when freezing temperatures affect the soil layer.Full Answer >
Some pink flowering trees to plant in the yard include the eastern redbud, flowering dogwood and rhododendron. Another good plant that has pink flowers is the Anthony waterer spirea.Full Answer >