The native Irish Setter(tm) Dogwood has a wide range of uses. Its flowers attract butterflies, including the Spring Azure butterfly. In addition to its attractive flowers, the Irish Setter attracts many bird species, including Eastern Bluebird and Cardinal. The flowering stems produce bright red pedicels, which contrast beautifully with glossy green foliage. The flowers are attractive to both birds and bees. The Irish Setter dogwood’s deep roots help it stabilize soil and make it a good choice for naturalizing a site.
When planting an Irish setter, be sure to dig a hole at least as wide as the container. The Irish Setter Dogwood requires more water than other dogwoods, so make sure to dig a hole larger than the container. The planting site should be level with the ground. It requires more watering than established plants, but the frequency will depend on the soil and wind. To encourage healthy growth, apply an all-purpose fertilizer following the label.
Unlike many native dogwood varieties, the Irish Setter Dogwood has superior resistance to septoria leaf spot. The shrubs’ maroon foliage has longer-lasting color than other dogwood species, which makes them perfect for mass plantings. The Irish Setter dogwood also suckers at a slower rate than most dogwood species. It will add beauty to any garden. However, it is recommended that you plant several trees in one area.
If the soil around your Irish setter dogwood does not drain properly, it may need watering. The leaves may appear wilted during the day, but will perk up at night. As the drought continues, this will increase. During dry periods, the leaves may become brown, which is called leaf scorch. The dogwood will need water to survive and grow. It is important to water properly and frequently during the summer months.
The Irish Setter has long been a popular companion for hunters and sportsmen. AKC recognized the Irish Setter as a breed in 1878. The breed has been widely regarded as a great family dog. The Irish Setter is a good family pet, a fun-loving playmate, and a tennis-ball fetcher. Listed as one of the world’s most beautiful dogs, the Irish Setter has been a favorite with sportsmen for over two centuries.
Watering is critical for this species, as the top 4 to six inches of soil must remain moist. Watering can be difficult if the soil is dry, and water may run off the surface. To help retain moisture around its roots, you should cover the area with a three-inch layer of mulch. Additionally, an inch of rain can be equal to one watering session. As long as you check the soil around your Irish setter dogwood regularly, the tree will be fine.