Dogwood Tree – Change in Bloom Colors

Q: I have a fifteen-year-old dogwood tree that has always had white blooms. This year it has produced pink ones. Why is this?

A: It’s not terribly unusual for a white-flowering dogwood to pop out a limb that has pink flowers. Growers select just such limbs in a nursery, graft them to the trunks of small white-flowered dogwoods and thereby make pink-flowered dogwoods to sell to gardeners.

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