Celebrating the Versatile and Four-season Interest of Dogwoods

Tennessee is the number one producer of dogwoods, and here at Stanley’s we enthusiastically celebrate the dogwood by growing a number of varieties of this breathtaking tree--along with some 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 fungal disease called anthracnose and are extremely succeptible to powdery mildew. The University of Tennessee Agriculture Research Team has worked tirelessly to protect dogwoods and has developed dogwood varieties that are resistant to both anthracnose and powdery mildew. Additionally, beautiful Cornus kousa dogwoods are 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 a description of each one.

Call us at 865-573-9591 for the dogwoods we have available now at Stanley's, or click here for more information about dogwood disease research and disease-resistant varieties: http://eppserver.ag.utk.edu/personnel/WindhamM/windhamm.htm

 
The Dogwood Varieties We Typically Grow and Sell at Stanley's 
Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Snow’ Very large stiff white bracts. Strikingly larger leaves The third in the series developed at the University of Tennessee 25’ x 25’
Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Spring’ Best in series A 100% anthracnose resistant dogwood developed at the University of Tennessee 20’ x 25’
Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Brave’ Big red/pink blooms; leaves start dark red changing to green. A 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, blooms in late spring to summer;resistant to drought and heat

A spreading compact tree 20’ x 10’
 
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