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