Most "florida" dogwoods grow to at least fifteen feet. They bloom before the "kousa" dogwoods. What we call the flower in both "florida" and "kousa" dogwoods are showy bracts surrounding a small flower. We offer the following selections:
Cherokee Brave - Deep rose red. 3 feet and older.
Cherokee Princess - White.
Cherokee Sunset - Variegated leaf has red tones. This is a patented variety. Two gallon size and large trees available.
Cloud 9 - A reliable, heavily flowered form ; Cloud 9 is slow –growing. Wide over-lapping white bracts.
Flora Plena - Unique blossom is rounder and more dimensional than other dogwood blossoms.
Little Princess - This dwarf dogwood is a profuse bloomer even at an early age. Grows to about eight feet. White flowers. Sun/ partial shade.
Pink Flame - Colorful leaf with tones of green, yellow, and pink. The flowers/bracts are a medium pink. Heat tolerant. In the fall much of the leaf is suffused with rose tones. Striking.
Spring Grove - The flower, in 4 sections, opens from a round globe and the edges of each section remain slightly curled. Blooms from late March into early May. The leaves are early to change color in the fall.
Eddie's White Wonder - This tree is a hybrid of Cornus florida and C. nuttallii. Growth is taller than florida cousin. The large, saucer-like blooms are bountiful. Bonus: red leaves in the fall. Available in many sizes.
Celestial Shadow - Hybrid dogwood discovered by Don Shadow. In spring and summer plants showcase medium green leaves each boldly edged with golden yellow. Autumn color is stunning pink and burgundy tones. Flowers are white and occur during May and June. New Introduction
The kousa dogwoods originated in China and Asia. They flower later than "florida," and the blooms remain on the plant for many weeks. In fact, we enjoy flowers (they are actually bracts!) well into July. In very hot locations, provide some afternoon shade. Dogwoods can be thirsty and appreciate frequent summer waterings.
Akatsuki - a rare variegated cultivar from Japan. The bracts (or 'flowers') have tones of pink. The margins of the grey-green leaf are white and the leaf is flushed with pink. In the fall, the pink areas are more intense. Very slow growing.
Autumn Rose - Upright, vase-shaped. Flowers are white but more cream than pure white; and some years flowers have a green cast. Fall: rose-pink.
Blue Shadow - This dogwood tree is broad and full. We love it for its abundant flowers. It was found by a New England gardener and named after an expert, Don Shadow. The white bloom is in four sections with an occaisional marking of pink. The leaves are dark green with a bit of gloss. Also this dogwood shows very good heat tolerance. Red fall fruit.
Doubloon - Branches are completely covered in white blossoms for several weeks. Mature trees.
Elizabeth Lustgarten - Weeping habit makes this dogwood unique. The arching branches are covered with start shaped white flowers in June. Fall color is a rich gold with touches of crimson. Three feet tall with abundant cascading branches.
Galilean - Heavy bloomer. Somewhat faster growing than most Kousas - and slender. Clusters of red “fruit” decorate branches in the fall.
Gold Star - Slow growing yet well worth it, this is a lovely little tree. Flowers are white. A large portion of the center of each leaf is marked with gold. The markings are symetrical and. The leaf variegation results in two tones of red in the fall. The gold portion turns more rose than red. Performs well in sun.
Greensleeves - We are pleased to add this dogwood to our collection. Glossy emerald green leaves with a wavy margin make this tree stand out in the crowd even when out of bloom. The leaves are also larger than those of most kousa dogwoods. Creamy-white flowers have a green cast when they emerge. The more shade, the longer this pigment persists. Our trees, available to walk-in customers, measure six feet plus from soil level.
Lemon Ripple - Unusual new introduction. White flower. The foliage is green with a generous border of lemon yellow; and the edge of the leaf is wavy. Part shade in most locations.
Minuma - This small dogwood originated in Japan; and it is still rare in the USA. The flower is white and reputedly displays twice the typical 4 bracts; and is, therefore, called a "double."’ Sometimes one has to wait for this kind of bloom; and we are waiting! Our trees will be going into their fifth year; and this `double’ bloom should occur at this age.
Satomi - Well-known pink flowering dogwood. Blooms are small but profuse; and the tree is well shaped with glossy leaves.
Summer Fun - Also variegated but;a bit more more vigorous. It is reported to handle quite a bit of sun. As with maples, we recommend a more mature tree for the more exposed location.
Sunsplash - White. Variegated leaves, bright yellow with a green center. A slow grower making a small tree. Young trees and older specimens are available.
Wolf Eyes - Variegated leaf. The green of this leaf is slightly olive toned; and the edges are cream colored. Striking even when not in bloom.
Fast growing evergreen dogwood native to the Himalayas.
Mountain Moon - Large creamy-white flowers cover this medium size tree (to 20') in late-spring. Lush green leaves provide the backdrop. Showy red strawberry like fruit appear in fall.
A small series of dogwoods, these trees were developed in a program at Rutgers University.
Venus® - a Rutgers hybrid of kousa and nuttallii. "Venus" will wow you with LARGE flowers. These dazzling white flowers can be up to; six inches across.
Ascona - Well shaped trees are over three feet tall now with buds forming for spring flowers.
Barrick - New and faster growing than typical nuttallii dogwood. This hybrid usually blooms twice a year.
Colrigo Giant - Discovered in the Columbia River Gorge, bracts are about 6 inches across and the leaves are large with a thick texture. Leaves turn yellow to red in the fall. Seems to prefer west coast growing conditions. Young and more mature trees available.
Gold Spot - This is a rare hybrid of the California dogwood, C. nuttalli and Cornus florida. Large white bracts appear twice a year with very prolific "bloom" occurring in late summer and fall. Leaves on more mature trees are flecked with gold markings. Some leaves will be more gold than others. Fall colors: orange and rust. 2 gallon, five gallon, and older trees available.
Southwest Heritage Oaks - These oak [Q. undulata] varieties are designed for spaces that a native oak would overpower. Their dwarf character [to 15-20'] means they can be grown as a low branch spreading tree or single trunk. They are grafted onto White Oak root stock that tolerates arid and alkaline soils [drought conditions]. Deciduous. Greater fire resistance- much less leaf trash in the fall than other hybrids.
Toll Gate Canyon - Deeply lobed green leaves that take on a red hue in autumn. Except for its drought tolerance, this oak looks more like a typical white oak, albeit with pointed rather than rounded lobes.
Dolores River - Startlingly blue tinted foliage and modest stature. The autumn change from blue to red-mahogany comes very late, November or December.