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Selection and Care of Dogwoods
Kerry Smith, Dave Williams, Kenneth Tilt, Carlton Davidson
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Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 06/25/2013

The most popular spring flowering tree in Alabama is the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). Cold-hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, the dogwood is well adapted to the entire state of Alabama. This five-page publication provides recommendations for site selection and transplanting; watering, fertilizing, and mulching; controlling insects and disease; as well as illustrated instructions for pruning. Includes extensive list of the most common varieties and cultivars—and their growth rate, color, susceptibility to disease, and other characteristics—to help you choose a beautiful dogwood that will thrive in your home landscape.