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Zones: 5 to 8
Mature Height: 35 feet
Mature Spread: 20 to 30 feet
The most familiar of the dogwoods; a small tree with low branches that tend to form horizontal tiers. It has very striking pink flower-like bracts that open in April and May before leaves emerge; shiny red fruit that ripens in late September and October. Older bark has an alligator hide appearance that is attractive in the winter landscape.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Pink Flowering Dogwood has a moderate growth rate. It grows up to 35 feet in height and 20 to 30 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 5 to 8. Part shade in moist, acid, well-drained soil.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Natural fall sowing in mulched beds
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.
If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.