The dogwood tree is a beautiful tree when it is full bloom. This tree is a great tree to use for landscaping your lawn. It is not a very large tree and will look great almost anywhere. There are several varieties of dogwoods to choose from when considering using these for landscaping. They will also attract a lot of birds once their berries come out. You can choose from varieties like the Pagoda Dogwood, Silky Dogwood, Creeping Dogwood and Kousa Dogwood just to name a few. Before you decide on which dogwood you would like you need to do some research and find out which climates this tree will grow well in. You will also need to make sure that the soil is moist and rich where you are planting this tree. It will also need to be watered weekly if in very dry seasons. If the soil does not have enough nutrients the dogwood tree may not produce any blooms. Also before you prune your dogwood you will need to make sure that you are pruning at the correct time of year. Each variety is different so you will need to check on this before pruning. You can purchase dogwood trees from home and garden centers and also from online plant nurseries. The dogwood tree was very prevalent in the Middle East and was loved more than other trees. The dogwood tree has a very good legend behind it. You can find more information regarding the legend of the dogwood tree online.