Cornus florida f. 'Rubra' /Pink Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida f. 'Rubra'  / Cornus florida f. 'Rubra'
Pink flowering dogwood
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Pink flowering dogwood

Horizontal branches present a colorful display of blossoms

A lawn tree in heavy flower in early spring

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Scientific Name: Cornus florida f. 'Rubra'
Common Name: Pink Flowering Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Subject to a lot of diseases including: fungal leaf spots, canker and root rots. Its beautiful flowers are worth the trouble of trying it in your garden. There is serious concern about the threat of anthracnose disease in many parts of the South. In places where it will grow there are few flowering trees that will equal the beautify of a specimen pink flowering dogwood.