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Cornus florida 'Rubra'

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Cornus florida 'Rubra' - Pink Flowering Dogwood - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

Cornus florida 'Rubra' - Pink Flowering Dogwood - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Cornus florida 'Rubra'

  • Masses of fragrant, pink flowers appear before the leaves
  • Oval, glossy, red fruit held in clusters, are attractive to birds
  • Drooping, glossy, green leaves
  • Fall colour is shades of 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:

6-7 m

Spread:

6-7 m

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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Pink Flowering Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Cornus florida 'Rubra' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Tiered
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus florida 'Rubra'

Cornus kousa 'Satomi'

Cornus kousa 'Satomi'

Satomi Flowering Dogwood