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Cloud 9 Dogwood for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

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Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'

If filling your garden with as many white flowers as possible, then the Cloud 9 Dogwood is the right ornamental tree for you. Each spring, this cultivar, Cornus florida 'Cloud 9,' blooms as many, if not more, flowers than any other dogwood variety. The Could 9 Dogwood also proves to be a bit more cold-hardy than most dogwoods. It can provide a considerable amount of shade at maturity as its spreading canopy can span 25 feet. 

  • The Cloud 9 Dogwood blooms with many bright white flowers in spring. 
  • This dogwood is particularly well suited to survive cold winters. 
  • This tree has an impressive spreading growth habit.
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Plant Care

Sunlight

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Partial shade is typically ideal for the Cloud 9 Dogwood, but full sunlight can work as well.

Watering

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Water this tree whenever you notice that the first few layers of soil have dried out entirely.

Fertilizing

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Plan to feed this tree once per year in early spring with a balanced fertilizer, or one that is higher in nitrogen.

Planting and Care

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on October 20, 2022

Planting instructions

Throughout most parts of this plant’s growing range, it should live where there is partial shade, about four to six hours of sunlight per day. However, in cooler regions, a Cloud 9 Dogwood will perform better with full sunlight. Typically, acidic soils with good drainage are best for this tree. Once you find such conditions, you should dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough to keep the plant’s root flare just above the soil’s surface.

Watering and nutrients

During the first and seconds growing seasons, you should aim to water your Cloud 9 Dogwood often enough to maintain consistent soil moisture without creating waterlogged soil. Once this tree is established, it’s best to water based on soil moisture. When you notice that the first few inches of soil have become dry, it’s time to add water. The exact frequency of your watering will depend on the season and your growing location. You can fertilize this plant once per year in early spring using a fertilizer that is balanced or high in nitrogen.

Pollination

As is true of most dogwood trees, the Cloud 9 Dogwood carries both male and female flowers on a single plant. Typically, this means that the plant should be capable of self-pollination. However, many dogwoods are self-incompatible which means that you need to plant multiple in order to produce fruits. While gardeners do not grow those fruits for the sake of harvest, they often do want to promote fruiting as the glossy red fruits can increase the visual appeal of this plant.

Pruning

Often, it is unwise to prune a dogwood significantly during its active growth phase. During spring and summer, a lot of sap runs through the trunk and branches of a dogwood and pruning during that time will cause the tree to bleed. It’s better to prune during late fall or winter when the tree is dormant. However, even then, your pruning should be light to avoid removing too many of the next season’s flower buds.

Pests, diseases and animals

One of the most common diseases to affect the Cloud 9 Dogwood Tree is spot anthracnose—a disease that can cause spots and blotches on both the flowers and foliage. However, the Cloud 9 Dogwood is otherwise very resistant to pests and diseases. Specifically, it has better resistance to canker than most other dogwood varieties. Since this tree does not often have issues with insects, the Cloud 9 Dogwood proves to be a lovely ornamental that is relatively easy to keep healthy.

Achieving maximum results

When planting a Cloud 9 Dogwood tree, you should give it plenty of space overhead and in all lateral directions. Compared to other dogwoods and most other popular flowering trees, the Cloud 9 Dogwood is on the larger side. At maturity, this tree can reach a size of about 25 feet tall and wide. As such, the spreading nature of this plant’s canopy allows it to serve as an effective shade tree during the hot summer months.

FAQs

Is the Cloud 9 Dogwood a fast-growing tree?

While the Cloud 9 Dogwood tree has a lot to offer, it may take a while before you are able to enjoy the full effect of this tree in its mature form. The Cloud 9 Dogwood has a slow to moderate growth rate and will often add less than a foot of new growth each year. While proper care and regular feedings will help maintain this plant's health, the growth rate of this plant will likely remain slow no matter how you choose to fertilize it.

Is the Cloud 9 Dogwood deer resistant?

Along with having great resistance to both pests and diseases, the Cloud 9 Dogwood is also a deer-resistant tree. In most cases, once established, this tree will not experience any issues with deer browsing. Many other dogwood varieties share this ability to resist deer browsing, but not all show resistance as strong as that of the Cloud 9 Dogwood.

Does the Cloud 9 Dogwood have deep roots?

As is common among dogwood trees, the Cloud 9 Dogwood is not a tree that has a deep root system. Instead, the roots of this tree rarely go deeper than just a few inches. The reason for that shallow root system is that dogwoods are understory plants which means that they often need to compete with the roots of larger trees. While the larger trees are more capable of sending roots deep into the soil, dogwoods and other understory species find most of their soil nutrients near the soil's surface.

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Mature height
15-30 ft.
Mature width
15-25 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Part Shade Preferred-- Tolerates Full Sun in Cooler Zones
Growth rate
Slow
Botanical name
Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'
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AZ,FL
Grows Well In Zones
5-9
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Growing Zones: 5-9 i Growing zones help determine if a particular plant is likely to grow well in a location. It identifies the average annual minimum winter temperatures across the U.S. provided as a map by the USDA.
(hardy down to -10°F)

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