Forcing branches (part 2)

My next set of forced branches was a dogwood (Cornus Florida).  This bloomed right on schedule in 22 days.  Dogwood trees have monoecious flowers…they are very small tight clusters but surrounded by 4 very showy large white bracts (sometimes pink). 

day 1 still in the snow                           full bloom day 22

dogwood take 20-25 days to force branches……Dogwood trees generally bloom in mid-May…..see part 1 on how to force branches!!!

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