What Is A Dogwoods Life Expectancy?

Q: I have a dogwood tree that is about twenty years old. It did not bloom this year, but has green leaves. Has it reached its life expectancy?

A: In perfect growing circumstances, a dogwood tree can last several decades. But in spots where the roots get hot or dry in summer and where grass competes for moisture and nutrients, dogwoods have a 20 to 30 year lifespan. Add mulch under your tree all the way out to the drip line and fertilize lightly with an organic fertilizer like Holly-Tone or Milorganite.

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