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Appalachian Spring Dogwood
The Famous Anthracnose-Resistant Dogwood!

Appalachian Spring Dogwood

Bareroot
Item # 48551
$34.95
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Searing red fall foliage, the best of nearly any Dogwood!

Also unaffected by powdery mildew, this very vigorous tree succeeds where others struggle!
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, anthracnose devastated the populations of our native Dogwoods. One particularly sad infestation was on Catoctin Mountain, Maryland, where the entire population was affected . . . except for one tree. That tree became, under the University of Tennessee's Dogwood Breeding Program, 'Appalachian Spring.'

In addition to being 100% resistant to anthracnose, this white-flowered variety is very vigorous and quick growing, reaching its mature size of about 20 feet high and wide sooner than expected. Its foliage, unusually large for the species, turns from apple-green to intense crimson in autumn, and large red fruits follow the spring blooms, delighting the birds all the way into winter.

Upright and naturally symmetrical, 'Appalachian Spring' makes a fine specimen. It combines well with pink-flowered Dogwoods in a mass planting, such as the lovely Cherokee Brave™. We highly recommend this extraordinary native Dogwood. Zones 5-9.

Genus Cornus
Species florida
Variety 'Appalachian Spring'
ItemForm Bareroot
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Spring - Late Spring
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 20 ft
PlantWidth 20 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Berries, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer
BloomColor White
FoliageColor Medium Green, Yellow
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Anthracnose, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SeasonOfInterest Spring
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands