The foliage turns red and purple in autumn, too.
Oct 19, Although routinely grown with multiple trunks, it can be trained to a short, single trunk. Prune drooping branches if located near a patio or walkway. Keep pruning to a minimum and prune after flowering in the early summer. Kousa Dogwood (C. kousa). High-value trees can be protected by mulching, pruning, and watering during droughts, and applying a fungicide. € Introduction Dogwood anthracnose was first reported as a disease of flowering dogwood in the United States in In 15 years, it has caused serious losses to flowering dogwood.
Dogwood. Although it is considered one of the favorite trees in the south, there are two other species, kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) and Cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas), which will grow in all areas of South Carolina except along the coast from Charleston to Savannah, Ga.
Prune dead and dying limbs as soon as you notice them; prompt pruning prevents the spread of decay and cavity development. Flowering and fruiting can be encouraged through pruning. Trees that bloom in spring (dogwood and flowering fruit trees) should be pruned when flowers fade. Sep 26, You can either cut back the old stems on these dogwoods or cut them down completely. For shrubby dogwoods, you can actually cut the dogwood down to the ground every few years to remove old stems and encourage the growth of new twigs.
5 Thin out crowded areas%(9). Sep 21, Flowering Dogwood. Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is one of North America's most beautiful flowering trees as is beloved in South Carolina as a harbinger of mid-spring. White or pink flower bracts appear in March and early April followed by small oval fruits that are red in summer.
In autumn the leaves blush to shades of red, purple and pink.