Dogwood

Pink Dogwood Tree in Bloom for Spring | © Jill Lang - stock.adobe.com
Pink Dogwood Tree in Bloom for Spring | © Jill Lang – stock.adobe.com

Zones: 5 – 8

Height: 15′ to 30′

Width: 15′ to 30′

Light: Part Shade

Once you have some other trees growing in your yard (or if you have a ravine in the back like I do), you might need to add some trees that prefer part shade. That’s where these next two entries on my best backyard trees list come in handy.

Dogwood has beautiful pink or white flowers in the spring, really red leaves in the fall prefers part shade to a full sun location.

Native dogwood in spring | © Randy C. Anderson - stock.adobe.com
Native dogwood in spring | © Randy C. Anderson – stock.adobe.com

Cornus florida is my favorite dogwood variety since it is native to the Eastern United States and grows quite well in acidic soil. But you can also grow Cornus kousa which is the Japanese version of the same tree.

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