monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Wed Apr 5 09:29:19 EST 2000
Are you sure that the dogwoods are of a flowering sort? There are
several species that lack the showy bracts. Here in Texas, C.
drummondii is common.
Wei Wei Jeang wrote:
> We have two dogwood trees that came up by themselves, presumably from seed,
> in our garden. The trees are probably 4-5 years old now. They are in
> well-drained soil with some shade from a bradford pear and a oak tree near
> by. For at least two Springs, including this year, both trees had very
> samll flowers without the showy bracts that we normally think are flowers.
> Can someone tell us why they are doing this? Is there anything we can do to
> encourage the growth of the bracts? Should we chop these down and replace
> with nursery trees?
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