Experts and BHG readers answer.
How do I make my dogwood trees bloom?
Well it's hard to be sure because the lack of flowering could be due to several things. First, since you dug these plants from the woods, it often takes plants like this a number of years to get adjusted to the new location and develop an adequate root structure. Also, if your dogwoods are wild they will probably never bloom as well as newer hybrids you may see in your neighbor's landscape. And, it's very possible, being on the north side of your home, that they are not receiving enough sunlight. Lack of sun is often the first thing I worry about when someone says their plant is not blooming properly. It's difficult for me to know for sure what's going, but those are my best guesses."