Poorly flowering Dogwood


Old 07-11-10, 10:01 AM
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Poorly flowering Dogwood

About 3 years ago I planted a pink Dogwood tree on my property.
When first planted, it had blooms all over it and looked great. They quickly fell off but I attributed that to the shock of transplantation and thought that after the next year's growth, it would be fine.
The next year growth did come out but only on the bottom half of the tree. The top half didn't bloom at all and stayed woody.
This last year, the same thing happened. Bottom:green/pink, top:bare.

Do I just need to give it more time or is there some nutrient deficiency or something?

I'm in NY with well watered, rocky soil and the tree is mulched.


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Old 07-11-10, 12:21 PM
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It is highly likely you have a grafted pink dogwood, as they aren't very plentiful in the wild. The pink part above the graft died and the white part to which it was grafted is living. Look closely all up and down the trunk to see if that is the case.
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