Are you growing flowering dogwood in Iowa, but don’t know when they’ll bloom?
Getting your Flowering Dogwood to bloom is not as easy as it seems.
- Flowering Dogwood have a small window when they bloom and still look great.
So if they bloom too early they may die or not last as long. And if they bloom too late they may have small blooms that don’t last long.
Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time for flowering dogwood to bloom in Iowa:
- To Learn More About HOW to Grow Flowering Dogwood, Check Out This GUIDE!
When Do Flowering Dogwood Bloom in Iowa?
As you may have already guessed, there are two main factors that determine when Flowering Dogwood will bloom: where your Flowering Dogwood are planted & weather (time).
Bloom Time Depends on Where Your Flowering Dogwood Are Planted!!!
When your Flowering Dogwood will bloom will depend on exactly where it is planted in your yard or garden
In general, expect the following:
- If a flowering dogwood is planted in an area of your yard that receives full sun it will bloom around the same time every year or up to two weeks early due to warm weather and extra sunlight.
- If a flowering dogwood is planted in an area of your yard that received partial sun it will bloom around the same time every year.
- If a flowering dogwood is planted in an area of your yard that receives shade and is not protected from wind or rain it will bloom anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks later than its average time.
Iowa Last & First Frost Dates
For your reference, I have created this table for average frost dates for most major cities in Iowa. If your city is not listed below you can find its Last & First Frost Dates HERE.
Bloom Time Depends on the weather!
In general, flowering dogwood will bloom:
- 2 months after starting flowering dogwood from seed
- 45 days after planting flowering dogwood in your yard
If you want to learn WHEN ANY Flower will bloom in Iowa, head over to HERE and just type in the flower you want to grow.