Dogwood, Red Cornus florida 'Rubra'
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)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 5 - 9The Red 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 Red Dogwood grows to be 25' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Red Dogwood has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
SunThis dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
SoilThe Red 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 larger buildings, or near patios. It is also an excellent contrast tree for larger evergreen backgrounds. The fruit is a favorite of songbirds.
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)
The Red Dogwood is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings. Fruits persist through winter.
Moist, well-drained soil
The leaves are opposite, oval or ovate, 3-6" long, and are dark green.
This tree has 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.