SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL FUN WITH THIS JAPANESE DOGWOOD
- Lush, white blooms appear in late spring atop the foliage
- Variegated leaves boast green centers with creamy white edging during spring and summer
- In fall, the colors turn to hues of scarlet, pink and orange
- Patchwork bark appears as the tree matures
- Disease resistant and hardy
- An ideal specimen or window tree - plant where it can be enjoyed
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 10-15' tall
- Mature Width: 10-12' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 10-12' apart
Why plant Summer Fun Variegated Japanese Dogwood?
Are you looking to be the star of the neighborhood? Look no further, as we have just what you need! With an absolutely stunning and unique display, the Summer Fun Dogwood provides variegated foliage of green leaves delicately laced in white. Let's not stop there, the Summer Fun Dogwood also provides lush beautiful blooms of white flowers that will gladly introduce pollinators to your gardens in late spring. By fall, it just does not quit! The variegated foliage turns hues of scarlet, pink and orange, creating a stunning visual show before going dormant for the season!
Unlike other varieties of Dogwoods that are native to the states, the Summer Fun Dogwood is a Kousa - meaning its homelands are Korea, China, and Japan. These varieties of Dogwoods came to the Americas because growers prized these trees for their high disease resistance as well as their ornamental values.
How to use Summer Fun Variegated Japanese Dogwood in the landscape?
With a tree offering so many stunning attributes, the locations and possibilities for planting are immense. Used as an accent tree to gardens or planted around a deck/patio for added elegance in design, it's impossible to pinpoint the perfect location to utilize this tree. Personally, planting the Summer Fun Dogwood as a specimen to be admired alone adds unique beauty to any landscape.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How To Plant Summer Fun Variegated Japanese Dogwood
If you're looking to plant the Summer Fun Dogwood in your garden, here are a few tips to get you started. Dogwood trees offer adaptability to most soil types, but do best in moist well draining sites - they don't like to have 'wet feet'! The Summer Fun Dogwood can thrive in full sun, however, over the years we have noticed that when given even partial shade throughout the day, the quality of the Summer Fun's leaves tend to have a healthier look to them.
How To Water
So you've planted a Summer Fun Dogwood and are looking for the proper methods to care for it, well here at Bower & Branch we are here to help! Dogwood trees do enjoy a good drink and grow best in moist soils. Achieve this by watering deeply, soaking several inches deep at least once a week. Remember to always check local weather conditions and apply water when necessary during hotter, more dry periods. If you are wondering if you should water your Summer Fun Dogwood, a simple way to check is by digging into the soil with your finger and checking how moist the soil is. If the soil is dry, apply water - if it's damp hold off a day and check again the next day!
How To Fertilize
When looking to feed your Summer Fun Dogwood, it all comes down to timing. For the best results, we have noticed that keeping a set schedule for feeding is the most helpful and beneficial for a young tree. We believe fertilizing your tree in early spring will give all the added nutrients needed to have the best growing season possible. For an added measure, you should consider feeding again after three months - this will ensure that your tree is getting the sustenance required for optimal growth.
How To Prune
Now, you have spent the season admiring your wonderful Summer Fun Dogwood, however summer is coming to an end. Something to consider (for any tree!) is the process of pruning. When and how to achieve this feat is nothing to fret about! When looking to provide maintenance to your Summer Fun Dogwood, it's best to do so in late fall or during the winter months when the trees are dormant, at a time when you can easily see branching and structure.
Normally, Dogwoods naturally keep a decent growth habit, meaning they only require a good haircut with some shaving on the sides. To do this, remove any dead or damaged branches - this should be the extent of the pruning needed for your tree! If you see fit to remove branches to shape the tree, call a Plant Whisperer today to gain any extra tips or to ensure that you are making the proper cuts needed for the health of your tree.
It is important to remember when pruning your Summer Fun that this Dogwood, like all Dogwoods, set flower buds through the late summer and fall for the following spring. So, any pruning through dormancy should be kept to a minimum at that time of year. You can also consider providing some selective pruning right after flowering time to avoid removing flower buds.
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 Gowers. 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.
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.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
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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.
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Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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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.
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