Dogwood delights

pict0143We can’t help it, we love dogwoods in the springtime when their symmetrical bracts unfold in pinks and whites. It’s in late summer when they can disappoint, falling prey to the fungal disease anthracnose and prematurely losing their leaves. The best way to prevent this problem is to have planted this understory tree in a protected location where it won’t bake in the hot sun. Mulch it well and keep it watered during periods of drought so it’s less susceptible to infection.pict0126

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