Dogwood, Pink Cornus florida 'Rubra'
Biscuit-shaped flowers grace this low-branching tree. Berries are glossy, red and attractive to birds. In winter, gray stems and checkered bark contrast with snow. Prefers partial shade; acid, moist, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread. (zones 5-9)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 5 - 9The Pink Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeFlowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
Mature HeightThe Pink Dogwood grows to be 25' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Pink Dogwood has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
SunThis dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
SoilThe Pink Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
ShapeThis dogwood has rounded shape.
This is a good tree for planting near utility lines, next to buildings, or near patios. It is also an excellent contrast tree for larger evergreen backgrounds. The fruit is a favorite of songbirds.
Biscuit-shaped flowers grace this low-branching tree. Berries are glossy, red and attractive to birds. In winter, gray stems and checkered bark contrast with snow. Prefers partial shade; acid, moist, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread. (zones 5-9)
The Pink Dogwood is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings. Fruits persist through winter.
A variety of the flowering Dogwood, this tree was first noticed and recorded by plant hunter Marc Catesby in 1731. The tree was soon cultivated and remains highly popular today.
Moist, well-drained soil
The leaves of this tree are opposite, oval or ovate, 3-6" long, dark green.
This tree produces glossy, red fruit eaten by birds when ripened in the fall.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.