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Question: I purchased apink dogwood a couple of years ago. It has bloomed faithfully but this year no blooms. The tree appears to look healthy. What is the problem? Thank you Nancy

Answer: Dogwoods are naturally shy bloomers and sometimes late frosts can nip the flower buds before they have a chance to open so occasionally they won't bloom at all. Assuming the tree is in a partial sun to full sun situation, that your soil is acidic, of at least normal fertility and that the plant is kept in an evenly moist soil that is also well drained (meaning not kept soggy) it should continue to establish itself, gather strength and bloom for you next spring. I think patience is the only answer.

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