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Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

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Cornus florida 'Rainbow' - Rainbow Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Rainbow' - Rainbow Flowering Dogwood

More About Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

  • Masses of white flowers with white centres appear before the leaves
  • Oval, glossy, red fruit held in clusters are attractive to birds
  • Drooping, variegated green and gold leaves are mildew resistant
  • Fall colour scarlet to red
  • Upright clump with tiered, horizontal branches
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

The showy flowers seen on Cornus florida cultivars are actually bracts surrounding the smaller, inconspicuous flower in the centre.

Zone:

6

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

White
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Rainbow Flowering Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Can be grown as a specimen tree or shrub. Grows best in medium moisture and a well-drained soil, however, they will tolerate a wide range of soils. Thrives in some shade and in full sun if roots are shaded. 


Cornus florida 'Rainbow' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Upright
Rounded
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Variegated
White
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen