The Dogwood is of course an Atlanta classic and something any landscape should include. The Stellar (pink) is a trademarked hybrid breed that is very hardy and extremely showy. The Chinese (white) is more disease resistant and cold hardy than the American counterpart and it blooms a little later but lasts longer than other white dogwoods.
Stellar about 25 feet high and wide and Chinese slightly larger.
Full sun to partial shade.
Top Reasons to Plant
- Because you are in Atlanta!
- Excellent specimen tree
- Beautiful spring blooms
- Great fall color with both varieties
- Stellar variety addresses anthracnose which has been a problem disease with dogwoods as of late.
The dogwood is a favorite of homeowners and landscapers; and nothing can worry a homeowner like the threat of a disease to their prized dogwood. Dogwood trees can have several problems such as brown, distorted leaves and severe leaf drop. Fortunately, these problems are rarely life-threatening. Here are some of the common diseases encountered with dogwoods in Atlanta: