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Beginner Gardening Questions: best type dogwood for atlanta, ga area

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gingera7
Marietta, GA

December 2, 2013
9:15 PM

Post #9720444

What type dogwood is best for the atlanta area? (white blooms and not a Kousa). Thanks.
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

December 14, 2013
3:40 PM

Post #9728090

There are so many Dog Wood shrubs / trees that if I were you, I would go to the parks, golf clubs and your local community departments for a list of these types of plants that grow in most types of soil.
There are so many colours of foliage AND trunk / branches, all shape of leaves and flowers, it really is a large family and I guess there will be many types that are suitable for your needs, here we grow the coloured stemmed type that we prune early spring to help the plant / shrubs to produce more new colourful branches that are bare in spring and the foliage follows later, they are a lovely family of plants IF chosen with care.
Good luck, WeeNel.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

December 15, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9728618

Cornus florida is going to be the best species for a tree form (Flowering Dogwood).

The Appalachian Series is going to have a good selection of disease resistant choices, too. 'Applachian Spring' and 'Appalachian Blush' are two nice ones; there are more.

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 16, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9729057

I wouldn't rule out the C. kousa x C. florida hybrids. They almost always beat the natives in sun tolerance, heat tolerance, disease resistance, and vigor.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

December 16, 2013
4:33 PM

Post #9729238

Not too mention italicization...

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 19, 2013
10:07 AM

Post #9730688

Ack! I screwed that up, didn't I?
and quit stalking me :)

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

December 19, 2013
4:46 PM

Post #9730871

I had heard there was a new North Carolina selection:

Cornus kousa Eloquently Exceptional™...

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 23, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9733088

You tryin' to imply I'm a less-than-classy dame? That's about right. More than once I've been accused of being a boorish Yankee despite my southern accent. I'm ever thankful for the people who put up with me.

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