Spring is here and it’s almost time for your dogwood trees to start blooming! The dogwood tree is a lovely ornamental tree that is easily identifiable by its bark. Here are some reasons why we love the dogwood tree.
Landscape Design: Bright Blooms
Add a pop of color to your Westchester home by planting one or two dogwood trees. These trees grow anywhere from 20 to 30 feet and feature white, pink or red blooms! A blooming dogwood is a signal that winter has passed and spring has truly begun. During fall, the these trees yields red and purple leaves and red berries.
The distinctive bark of a dogwood tree sets it apart. The bark of a dogwood tree is often compared to the texture of an alligator. This is because the gray bark begins to crack into tiny squares once the tree has matured.
The Drought Tolerant Dogwood
Though the most popular species of dogwood tree is the Cornus florida, the Japanese dogwood, Cornus kousa, happens to be more drought tolerant. The Japanese dogwood can handle more sun, which is ideal for some homeowners.