Growing guide

How to grow flowering dogwood

These trees and large shrubs produce bountiful, long-lasting displays of elegant spring blooms, usually white or tinged with pink. Low maintenance and slow growing, they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, for rich soil in sun or dappled shade.

Quick facts

  • A spectacular addition to the garden that is well worth the extra care at the beginning  
  • Long-lasting flowers appear in either in winter or late spring, with autumn colour and fruits
  • Can be planted all year round, but ideally planted in autumn
  • Will happily grow in sun or partial shade
  • For best results, use homemade leaf mould as a mulch to help make the soil rich and well-drained
  • The plants you can buy tend to be grafted, but you can grow them from cuttings or seed

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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