Bazillion Blooms

2′-4′ bare-root trees | $25 each or five for $100

Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming and make it easy for you to make a difference: one tree at a time. Dogwood trees are native to our area and offer 4 seasons of interest: spring blooms, summer shade, crimson fall color and winter berries for wildlife. Our trees come from a grower in Middle Tennessee, are disease-resistant, and spring-blooming.


How it works:

  • Option 1: Pick-Up & Plant Yourself

    • Orders are now closed for this option (2020 tree sales) 
    • Purchase bare-root trees and plant them yourself! Order trees now through November 18th will be available for pick-up at the Dogwood Arts office (123 W Jackson Avenue) on Friday, December 4th from 10AM-7PM and Saturday, December 5th from 9AM-12PM. Plan ahead for spring blooms! Fall/winter is the best time to plant trees: the combination of warm soil, fall rains, and cool temperatures stimulates root growth to help your tree get established for next spring.
  • Option 2: Buy in Memory or Celebration

    • Click Here to Purchase
    • No matter what time of the year, you can celebrate a special event, honor an individual, or memorialize a loved one by donating a tree to the Historic Dogwood Trails. Your gift will Keep Knoxville Blooming and include a commemorative card (with your personal message) that will be mailed to the recipient of your choosing.
  • Option 3: Donate Trees to the Historic Dogwood Trails

    • Click Here to Donate
    • Support the Dogwood Arts Trails & Gardens Program by donating trees to be planted along our historic Dogwood Trails, which have been a symbol of civic pride and community celebration since 1955.


Larger blooming trees, flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials are available at these participating Garden Centers: Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery, Mayo Garden Centers, Northshore Nursery, and Stanley’s Greenhouse.



NOTE: You cannot purchase the bare-root $25 trees from these Garden Centers. Refunds or replacement trees are not available. Dogwood Arts purchases the highest quality bare-root trees from Middle Tennessee growers. Proper planting and care is critical to successful growing. 


Thank you for helping Dogwood Arts keep East Tennessee blooming by digging in and planting Dogwood Trees!

Planting trees is a simple and effective way to clean our air, reduce stress, and conserve the environment. Over 11,000 dogwood trees have been added to our community in just 11 years through the Bazillion Blooms program. Knoxville’s iconic Dogwood Trails were created in 1955 to help beautify our neighborhoods. As the landscape ages, it is increasingly important to revitalize tree plantings along these trails and throughout our region to ensure their beauty continues into the future.




Why Plant A Dogwood Tree?

*To keep our historic Dogwood Trails blooming for years to come! The first Dogwood Trail was planted in 1955. With a dogwood trees’ average life span of 25 years in an urban setting and up to 50 in a native setting, it is important to plant for the future.

*Dogwood trees offer 4 seasons of interest: spring bloom, summer shade, crimson fall color and winter berries for wildlife. The berries provide food for American Cardinals along with over 35 species of birds.

*Spring flowers provide nectar to pollinators including bees and spring azure butterflies

*Planting trees increases property values by providing beauty, decreasing utility costs by providing shade and improving air quality

Planting Instructions

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Presenting Sponsor:


Knoxville Garden Club         



City of Knoxville
Knox County
UT Institute of Agriculture

Bazillion Blooms Planning Committee

Vivan Vega, Committee Chair
Sam Adams, UT Arborist
Lloyd King, Volunteer
Janice Mitchell, Volunteer
Amy Styles, Volunteer
Kasey Krouse, Urban Forester (City of Knoxville)
Alaine McBee, Volunteer
Vicki Williams-Baumgartner, Program Manager, Dogwood Arts Staff