Pink Flowering Dogwood
The Pink Dogwood is a very popular landscape tree. In fact, millions of seedlings and budded trees are produced every year for commercial nurseries around the country. This Dogwood is mostly beloved for its pinky dress up. The Pink Dogwood tree looks like a "diva", but she doesn't act like one. The leaves are deep green in the summer, and turn an eye-catching crimson in the fall. In the winter, the peeling bark stands out in grey and cinnamon colors, which is especially showy in a snowy yard. The dark green leaves are very attractive even in summer time. This tree is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals and waxwings.
Growth Rate: With a moderate growth rate it grows 1-2 feet per year.
Mature Size: This tree raises up to 25-35 feet.
Soil Preference: The pink dogwood grows best in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.