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Dogwood, Red Cloud Cornus florida 'Red Cloud'

Red Cloud Dogwood—Cornus florida 'Red Cloud'

'Red Cloud' blooms early and profusely with large, deep pink-red, petal-like bracts in the spring. The dark green summer leaves have crinkled edges. In fall, the foliage changes to red-purple and the clusters of glossy red berries ripen often persisting on the tree into winter. The trunk is short and a horizontal branching pattern forms a spreading rounded crown. The dense branching provides shade and nesting sites. Fruit and buds are a favorite with dozens of bird species, and the nectar and pollen attract butterflies. Dogwoods prefer acidic, moist, well drained sites with partial shade, but will take full sun. Avoid poorly drained, limited summer water, and polluted sites.

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Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The Red Cloud 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:
The Red Cloud Dogwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees

15' High
15' High

Mature Height:
The Red Cloud Dogwood grows to be 15' feet in height.

10' Spread
10' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Red Cloud Dogwood has a spread of about 10' 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 Cloud Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range soils.

rounded Shape
rounded Shape

Shape:
This dogwood has rounded shape.

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Description:
'Red Cloud' blooms early and profusely with large, deep pink-red, petal-like bracts in the spring. The dark green summer leaves have crinkled edges. In fall, the foliage changes to red-purple and the clusters of glossy red berries ripen often persisting on the tree into winter. The trunk is short and a horizontal branching pattern forms a spreading rounded crown. The dense branching provides shade and nesting sites. Fruit and buds are a favorite with dozens of bird species, and the nectar and pollen attract butterflies. Dogwoods prefer acidic, moist, well drained sites with partial shade, but will take full sun. Avoid poorly drained, limited summer water, and polluted sites.