What is the smallest Cornus tree?

A seriously small cultivar, the dwarf dogwood (Cornus canadensis) has many of the traits of a traditional dogwood although it’s not not actually a tree, but a ground cover. This 4- to 8-inch tall diminutive member of the Cornus genus is also known as “bunchberry, “bunchberry dogwood” and “Canadian dwarf cornel.”

Is Cornus the same as dogwood?

Flowering Cornus (dogwood) trees are grown for their showy coloured bracts in late spring and early summer.

Are there different varieties of dogwood trees?

Dogwood Tree Types. Of the 17 species of dogwood native to North America, the four most common garden types are native flowering dogwoods, Pacific dogwood, Cornelian cherry dogwood, and kousa dogwoods.

Are there dwarf dogwood trees?

The variety Red Pygmy® is a rare dwarf red flowering dogwood that is ideal for use in a small garden space. Red Pygmy® may be used in Japanese-style gardens, as a specimen plant, or used in grouping with other dwarfs of comparable size and shape.

How small can you keep a dogwood?

Dogwood trees typically stay small, only growing between 15 and 40 total feet, with small branches and a small trunk. Dogwood trees are dependable. You can count on them to bloom every year with several hundred flowers.

Are dogwood trees poisonous to dogs?

There are no species of dogwood trees or shrubs (Cornus spp.) that have been reported to be toxic to dogs. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals maintains a website of toxic and nontoxic plants for dogs, cats and horses online at this address http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/.

Are dogwoods poisonous to dogs?

Where is the best place to plant a dogwood?

Selecting where to plant your dogwood: Choose a site for your dogwoods that is well-drained but does not get extremely dry. Soil high in organic matter is best. Dogwoods can be planted in full sun or partial shade, though partial shade is best (morning sun in particular).

What is the prettiest dogwood?

Flowering Dogwood Tree Varieties

  • ‘Cherokee Princess’
  • ‘First Lady’
  • ‘Poinsett’
  • ‘Pygmaea’
  • ‘Cloud 9’
  • ‘Wonderberry’
  • ‘Rainbow’
  • ‘Red Beauty’ The small-to-medium Cornus florida ‘Red Beauty’ can grow 15 to 20 feet in height, and features an abundance of beautiful red blooms.

Can I keep a dogwood tree small?

Pruning a young dogwood helps determine its mature shape. A dogwood grows 1 or 2 feet each year until it’s about 25 feet tall. You can keep the tree a bit shorter by heading upright branches back by one-third each year, but this may produce a tree that spreads wider than the usual 25 feet.

Can you cut dogwood to the ground?

If your Dogwood shrub has become overgrown and unsightly, or just looks burnt out, in late winter you can cut back the entire shrub to about 10 inches above the ground.

Can you overwater a dogwood tree?

Virginia Tech tree authority, Bonnie Appleton at the Hampton Roads Research Center, said, “Overwatering could cause problems with dogwoods. They don’t like wet feet, and that could predispose the trees to other things, like anthracnose.