A dogwood tree is a tree resistant to frost and drought. There are no special requirements to soil, as for this tree. Dogwood trees have a lot of useful characteristics. Their berries are used for healing some diseases. Besides, they have a very nice taste. When is it better to plant a dogwood tree? Prepare the soil beforehand, in summer or autumn. It is better to plant a dogwood tree in early spring. Though, if weather conditions permit, you can plant it even in October.
Dogwood tree care consists in weed removal, soil cultivation, and watering. The tree grows well in a light shade, especially when these are the first years after its planting. A dogwood tree requires no special pruning. As we have said above, no special requirements to the soil exist, though, it would be very nice if the soil were full with calcium.
For good pollination it is advisable to plant several kinds of a dogwood tree in a garden. There are more than 15 species of a dogwood tree and each of them has some individual properties. Some of them give big berries in a great amount, for example. Berries of some other species are smaller, but harvesting is more stable. Berries can also vary in shape. Some of them have a shape of a barrel, and others have a shape of bottle, for instance. So, as you see, there are some points you should think over before you plant a certain dogwood tree species in your garden.