Looks like a Diva but doesn't act like one!
Yes, she likes turning heads. Yes, she likes dressing up. Yes, she commands attention. Yes, the Pink Flowering Dogwood works hard…but you don’t have to.
The Pink Flowering Dogwood will look fantastic in your landscape all year ‘round. The leaves are deep green in the summer, turning crimson in the fall. In the winter, the peeling bark stands out in grey and cinnamon colors, especially against a snow-covered yard.
But when we’re talking about a dogwood, spring is the season. The Pink Dogwood will literally stop your neighbors in their tracks when it blooms in the spring.
These are one of the earliest trees to bloom. The pretty pink flowers that cover the leafless branches in spring start out a light pink. Then, as they age they turn a deeper rose shade. This gives the effect of multiple colors of pink on the same tree!
You might think that a tree with this much to offer would be a diva in the garden. Just the opposite! It tolerates just about any soil condition, is ok in full sun or light shade and won’t grow out of bounds. It will even start flowering as young as just 3 or 4 feet tall! Talk about eager to please.
Don’t hesitate adding this tree to your yard this year. You won’t regret it.
* Spring and fall color
* Winter appeal
* Berries for wildlife
|Botanical Name||Cornus florida ruba|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Height||12 - 20 feet|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|