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Appalachian Spring Dogwood planted in a spring landscape, the branches are covered in off white four petaled flowers resembling the letter x
Close up of Appalachian Spring Dogwood flowers, 3 four petaled flowers resembling the letter x that are off white in color with hints of pink on the edges
Appalachian Spring Dogwood planted in a spring landscape, the branches are covered in off white four petaled flowers resembling the letter x
Close up of Appalachian Spring Dogwood flowers, 3 four petaled flowers resembling the letter x that are off white in color with hints of pink on the edges

SHOW STOPPING FLORAL DISPLAY ON A WHITE FLOWERING DOGWOOD

FEATURES:

  • Snowy white four-petalled flowers fill the branches in spring
  • Fall brings lovely shades of purple and red leaves
  • From summer to winter, you'll enjoy watching birds fest on the glossy red berries
  • This bird-friendly native tree provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • Very strong resistance to Anthracnose
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 15-20' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Appalachian Spring Dogwood

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Cornus florida 'Appalachian Spring'

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SHOW STOPPING FLORAL DISPLAY ON A WHITE FLOWERING DOGWOOD

FEATURES:

  • Snowy white four-petalled flowers fill the branches in spring
  • Fall brings lovely shades of purple and red leaves
  • From summer to winter, you'll enjoy watching birds fest on the glossy red berries
  • This bird-friendly native tree provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • Very strong resistance to Anthracnose
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 15-20' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Why plant Appalachian Spring Dogwood?

You’ll get your money’s worth with an Appalachian Spring Flowering Dogwood! No other tree offers so much—gorgeous flowers, long-lasting fall color, an elegant outline, interesting bark, not to mention nectar for pollinators and fruit for songbirds. To top it off, this selection boasts better resistance to the dreaded Dogwood anthracnose disease than any Flowering Dogwood sold today. Plant Appalachian Spring outside your picture window, where you can watch its parade of colors throughout the year and be entertained by the flocks of birds in fall and winter that will applaud your fine choice. One of the best all-around flowering trees you can buy.

Appalachian Spring Dogwood is a true survivor. When Dogwood anthracnose spread to Maryland in the 1980s, some local populations were nearly wiped out. Trees in moist, shady understories were hit the hardest, and one of these unfortunate areas was on Catoctin Mountain near the Presidential Camp David Retreat. By 1990, most Dogwoods there had died of the disease, but one remained. That tree was Appalachian Spring. Researchers at the University of Tennessee propagated it and did further testing to ensure that it really was resistant to the disease that had struck down so many others. It was, and Appalachian Spring was introduced to the trade in 1998.

How to use Appalachian Spring Dogwood in the landscape?

Exhibits a multitude of viewing capabilities! From the blooms of spring to the wonderful lush green foliage through the summer months into fabulous shades of red in the fall. Brings both birds and butterflies to any landscape. Known to have 100% resistance to anthracnose which is a fungal disease that affects most native dogwoods.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

 

 

How To Plant Appalachian Spring Dogwood

Plant Appalachian Spring Dogwood in sun or light shade, preferably in an area with good air circulation. This tree tolerates clay and prefers an acid soil like that found in much of the Eastern U.S. Although Appalachian Spring is highly resistant to anthracnose, it is rather susceptible to a less serious disease called powdery mildew. Except in severe cases, this is usually no more than a cosmetic problem and will be worse in some years and better in others due to weather. The most effective and environmentally friendly prevention is proper care and feeding. High nitrogen fertilizers and overhead watering contribute most directly to the problem.

How To Water

The Appalachian Spring Dogwood requires more moist soil types, so we do suggest you water once a week or (weather depending) more, if needed.

How To Fertilize

We recommend fertilizing at least twice a year: once in early spring, before the blooms take hold and once again in late summer. Here at Bower & Branch we offer Elements Starter Plant Food to satisfy all your trees fertilizer needs!

How To Prune

Pruning should take place during the trees dormant stages, in either late fall or during the winter season. The dogwood tree does a great job of keeping its shape, however, when considering pruning, we recommend a more simple approach. Cutting off any dead or damaged branches, undersized twigs or branches for better sun and air circulation in the canopy, as well as suckers that may grow from the base of the tree. We recommend removing the suckers is because they will take energy from the tree itself, preventing proper growth.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

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Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

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How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

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How?

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- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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