Dogwood trees are very temperamental and do not bloom if growing conditions are not ideal. Fertilizers, mulching, drainage, sunlight, location and damage to the tree are other factors that have an impact on whether or not a Dogwood tree blooms.Know More
It takes years for dogwood trees to mature enough to begin producing flowers. If no flower appear on the tree after the third or fourth years, environmental problems affecting the tree are usually to blame. Dogwood trees prefer only partial sunlight. Surrounding trees provide the shade and protection they need. Dogwood trees thrive best with proper drain conditions for the soil surrounding them. Lack of sunlight and improper draining of water will affect the flowering of the Dogwood tree.
Fertilizers applied to the soil also affect the flowers on the tree. Many fertilizers encourage the growth of the leaves of the tree at the expense of the flowers the tree produces. Leave the area surrounding the Dogwood tree unfertilized to ensure this is not the cause of the problem. Pruning dead wood and trunk spots from the tree during the fall season encourages flowering. These along with cracks and scars make it difficult for the tree to get enough nutrients to produce flowers.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
Flowering dogwood trees are susceptible to a large number of diseases, and some of them, such as dogwood anthracnose, affect pink flowering varieties more than those with white flowers. While some of these diseases only cause minor blemishes or superficial damage, others are much more severe and may kill the tree.Full Answer >
Bougainvilleas may not bloom if they are overwatered, are exposed to light at night, are not pruned, have not been properly fertilized or do not have enough sun. There are also some types of bougainvilleas that do not bloom until the fall.Full Answer >
Prune a dogwood tree by cutting back diseased, damaged and dead limbs, removing twigs and suckers, and pruning for size and shape. Focus on heavy pruning during the tree's dormant period in the winter and do lighter pruning as required or in early spring before new growth.Full Answer >
Cherokee chief, Cherokee princess, Cherokee daybreak, mystery, purple glory, Cherokee sunset, Canadian bunchberry, common dogwood, cornelian cherry, flowering dogwood, kousa dogwood, northern swamp, Pacific, pagoda, red osier, rough leaf, stiff and Swedish cornel are just a few of the over 100 varieties of dogwoods that grow in the United States. Dogwoods do well in warmer climates but can be grown in almost all zones.Full Answer >