Dogwood Tree Does Not Bloom - Knowledgebase Question

West Chester, PA
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Question by nancy_kenney
April 20, 1998
I have a fairly young, healthy-looking dogwood tree (I would say it is between 3 to 4 years) and it does not bloom in the spring. Is there something I should go to encourage it to flower?

Answer from NGA
April 20, 1998
It's probably just not mature enough to bloom yet. If it's Cornus florida, the Flowering Dogwood, they usually bloom in 3-5 years, given ample moisture and a well-drained, humus-rich soil that is kept mulched. If it was slow to get established or suffered a setback after planting, then the bloom will be further delayed. Hope this helps!

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