Dogwood Trees Not Flowering

Q: I have two small dogwood trees I got from the Keep Madison County Beautiful Christmas Tree Recycling event seven years ago. They have never flowered but look healthy. Any suggestions?

A: Your dogwood trees probably came from the Georgia Forestry Commission, which raises millions of different trees from seeds in big fields in south Georgia. Seed-raised trees of any kind have differing genetic parentage. If your seedlings came from parents that were slow to flower that might explain why you haven’t seen any blooms yet. If your trees seem healthy they will eventually bloom.

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