Pink Dogwood

Port Huron, MI(Zone 5b)

A neighbor of mine has a beautiful...very large pink dogwood, which i have openly admired. I will be looking for seed in the fall, but in the interim she has offered me a cutting, if i want to root it. is there any way to do this. I have only heard of starting them from seed.

Dogwoods are very easy to root from cuttings. Forget seed and take those cuttings. :-)

I've had success doing hard wood cuttings taken in late winter. I cut a thin branch off the tree (about 24 inches long) and just stick it in the ground. Stick in far in there, so that half of the stick is under ground and the rest of it is above ground.

By the time the parent tree is blooming, the cutting should have several leaves.

If you want to move the cutting, wait until the following fall and then dig it up.

Someone else may chime in with other methods of propagating this beautiful tree.


Port Huron, MI(Zone 5b)

Thanks Dave..I'll take her up on the offer for cuttings and give it a try.

Philadelphia, PA(Zone 6b)

SD..I think the seeds from a pink dogwood only produce white dogwoods, since the pink is from grafting of the pink parent tree.

Princeton, NJ(Zone 6a)

That is correct Dicentra. Thats why you never see pink dogwoods in the wild.

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