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Dogwood, Red Cornus florida 'Rubra'

Dogwood, Red - Cornus florida 'Rubra'
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Red flowers in spring and reddish-purple leaves in the fall. The glossy-red fruits provide food for songbirds. Stems are a soft gray and bark is scaly. Partial shade; moist, acid, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread. (zones 5-9)

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Zones 5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9
Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
The Red Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Flowering Tree Flowering Tree
Type of tree
Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
25' High 25' High
Mature Height
The Red Dogwood grows to be 25' feet in height.
25' Spread 25' Spread
Mature Spread
The Red Dogwood has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Red Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This dogwood has rounded shape.
Attributes

This is a good tree for planting near utility lines, next to larger buildings, or near patios. It is also an excellent contrast tree for larger evergreen backgrounds. The fruit is a favorite of songbirds.

Description

Red flowers in spring and reddish-purple leaves in the fall. The glossy-red fruits provide food for songbirds. Stems are a soft gray and bark is scaly. Partial shade; moist, acid, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread. (zones 5-9)

Wildlife Value

The Red Dogwood is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings. Fruits persist through winter.

Moisture

Moist, well-drained soil

Leaves

The leaves are opposite, oval or ovate, 3-6" long, and are dark green.

Flower Color

Red flowers

Bloom Time

April-May

Fruit Description

This tree has glossy, red fruit eaten by birds when ripened in the fall.