Hi, I live in San Jose, Claifornia. My house falls in zone 8. Can I grow Dogwood in my backyard? Which Dogwood varity gives pink flowers and possibly in profusion? I am not sure of type of soil I have(acidic or not) but I do suspect poor drainage because house is near a creek and soil is always moist,clay like and also because an Orange tree we planted did not do well until we replanted it in a big pot. Sunlight is in abundance through out the day. House is north east facing. I do have Daises, Roses, Lavender and white Azaleas in the front of the house which are doing very well. Where can I buy good Dogwood plants through internet or any good nursery anyone knows of near San Jose/San Francisco area?