Dogwoods for 2015

Tennessee is the number one producer of dogwoods and here at Stanley’s we enthusiastically celebrate the dogwood by growing numerous varieties of this breathtaking tree (bush varieties too).

The native flowering dogwood, Cornus florida, is one of the most beautiful small trees in the world, with ornamental value in all seasons. Nearly all flowering dogwoods in the wild have white bracts, but a rare pink form does occur naturally. Another unique variety of dogwood is Cornus kousa, which flowers after the leaves appear, making it a late spring-time and summer bloomer.

Unfortunately dogwoods have been threatened by a disease called anthracnose and are extrelely succeptible to powdery mildew. The Univeristy of Tennessee Agriculture Research Team strives to protect these trees and have been developing patent varieties of dogwoods resistant to both anthracnose and powdery mildew and Cornus kousa trees resistant to drought and heat. We carry many of these disease resistant varieties at Stanley’s. Below is a list of all the dogwoods we are growing this spring with description of each one.

Click here for more information about dogwood disease research and resistant varieties:

Dogwoods Growing for 2015
Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Snow’ Very large stiff white bracts. Strikingly larger leaves The third in the series developed at UT 25’ x 25’
Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Spring’ Best in series A 100% anthracnose resistant; developed at UT 20’ x 25’
Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Brave’ Big red/pink blooms; leaves start dark red changing to green. Vigorous Grower 20’ x 30’
Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’ Large white flowers Cold hardy 20’ x 20’
Cornus florida ‘Rubra’ Pink Flowers Blooms late spring into summer 20’ x 30’
Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ Green leaves with white margins A spreading compact tree 20’ x 10’
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