Friday, April 25, 2014

East Coast Dogwoods on the West Coast

The native habitat of dogwood species spans continents.  Heading west from the eastern seaboard of the U.S. to Asia the forests are filled with wild dogwoods.  They all 'flower' at different times.  They all like growing in California... Confused yet?

If so, the easiest thing to do is view them when they're blooming.  It is a dazzling display that is truly a riot of color.  Right now, the east coast dogwoods are at their peak.  There are many different varieties - plant people couldn't resist tinkering with such a showy tree!

A great example of the range of varieties is the contrast between Little Princess and Venus.  Little Princess is a dwarf dogwood with big white blooms.  It's great for a small patio garden.  Venus is a large fast growing tree with .... big white blooms!

Attend Wildwood's Dogwood Class tomorrow and learn much more.

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