stunted pink dogwood
We have had a pink dogwood in our front yard for about 15 years. It has never grown over about 4 to 5 feet tall. It has almost died multiple times, but each time it pulls out of it. It has good drainage, is on the south side, and gets mostly sun. The poor thing really is pathetic. What is wrong?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Dogwoods are understory trees, growing in partial shade at the edge of woodlands. If yours is in full sun on the south side of the house it may be stressed from excess sun and heat. Stressed trees are more susceptible to attack from insects such as borers. It could be a combination of factors contributing to the stunting of your tree.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors