Hi gardening enthusiasts,
I planted this dogwood tree ( white flowers that face upward and bloom later than the pink dogwoods) in my front yard about 8 years ago. At the time I bought it, I thought it was the kind that has pink flowers facing outwards, not upwards. It was planted in poor soil and part shade because of a big oak tree near the sidewalk. It has very few blooms in springtime and the blooms can only be seen from the top of the tree ( as I also see it from my 3rd floor bedroom). I feel like it's not serving any purpose. It doesn't bloom enough, it creates shade on my garden so I have to choose plants that are shade-loving, and even those don't grow well.
Should I cut this tree down? Is it serving any purpose at its present location? Thanks for your opinions.