Ragin' Red™ Dogwood

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Are you looking for a small, colorful tree with a little bit of an attitude? Meet Ragin' Red™ Dogwood (Cornus florida 'JN13'). It has the darkest red flowers available on the market. This is an incredible, ultra-modern cultivar of a native tree. Ragin' Red features dark red color in both flower and foliage!

You've seen white and pink Dogwood trees - well, this variety has screamin' purple-red bracts surrounding the tiny true flowers! In spring, you'll be knocked out by how the bare branches suddenly burst into a stunning floral display. The color display remains extremely showy for weeks and calls beneficial pollinators from near and far to enjoy a spring feast.

Let the neighborhood get jealous!

As the spring bloom fades, brilliant red new growth comes on. The foliage emerges bright red, giving you another welcome blast of color to your landscape. Summertime comes, and the leaves turn dark green with a red overcast. Enjoy these fine-textured trees, and they'll cast dappled shade over your hammock chair and cooler stand.

The fireworks really start to heat up in the fall. The flowers give way to abundant clusters of deep red berries that will be displayed in fall persisting well into winter (if the local songbird population doesn't carry them off first!). Then the burnished, deep burgundy fall color comes back to spark up the leaves. Blaze orange, deep red, and mellow purple join in to give you a big finale in early fall!

The color show may have ended, but you'll love this variety of Dogwood in the winter, too! The upright, spreading branches capture and sculpt light snowfall to create a picturesque winter form.

What an epic way to end the growing season!

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8, it looks good anywhere you plant it, but the color will be bolder if the tree receives plenty of sun.

Planting and Application:

There are so many ways to fit these special trees in your space. Use one as a specimen to be proud of in your foundation planting, as a glorious street tree, or as a front yard focal point planting!

These vigorous small trees provide four seasons of interest, shade, and color! It is showy enough for sophisticated, high-end properties. But Ragin' Red™ Dogwood also looks absolutely great next to a condo, cottage, bungalow, or free-standing shed! Add one 15 feet away from the corner of your house. You'll love the way the intense color brightens up the outside of your home.

If you already have mature landscaping that needs a little boost, use these compact, colorful trees. They look terrific on the sunny side of older evergreen trees.

You'll be really pleased with the performance and ornamental qualities of this superior selection. Be sure to include in your mixed shrub borders as a gorgeous backdrop or privacy hedge! Create a Red, White and Blue garden with Ragin' Red™, blue Big Daddy Hydrangea, and white Annabelle Hydrangea.

Add Ragin' Red to the sunny side of windbreaks and shelterbelts to boost the springtime and fall color interest, too. It looks especially beautiful along the sunny edge of a woodland. These are wonderful wildlife trees and shelter and feed a host of songbirds throughout the year!

  • Extremely Showy, Purple-Red Floral Bracts on Bare Branches in Spring
  • Flower Power that Lasts for Weeks - Pollinator-Friendly!
  • Stays Compact & Deeply Pigmented
  • New Leaves Are Fire-Engine Red, Maturing Dark Green With A Red Overcast
  • Fall to Winter Red Berry Clusters For Birds & Winter Interest
  • Rich Burgundy Fall Color With Pops of Orange & Purple
  • Woodland, Specimens, Groupings & Hedgerows
  • Cultivar of Native Flowering Dogwood

#ProPlantTips for Care:

If your summers are blazing hot, plant Ragin' Red™ Dogwood Trees in a spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade preferred. Otherwise, the full sun will help your tree generate the best color, the most flowers, and the most bird-friendly fruit. Plant it in slightly acidic, well-drained organic soil. Use pine bark mulch or pine straw spread over the root system to a depth of 3-4 inches. Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important for young trees in their first season. You'll also want to water your tree well each year as you head into winter.

Use the Finger Test to determine if your plant needs water. Stick your finger into the soil near your new tree. If the soil is moist, skip watering that day. If it is getting dry, it's time to water. Prune them to shape when dormant, and remove water growth or suckers after flowering. Decide what you want to keep first, then remove crossed branches and branches heading into the interior of the canopy to open it up for sunlight penetration and air circulation.

These gorgeous small trees represent the best of planned breeding programs in the Green Industry. You'll love their colorful show and the easy-care nature!

  • Full Sun & Partial/Afternoon Shade
  • Needs Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Tolerates Salt, Deer, & Pest/Disease-Resistant

This colorful Dogwood variety is a terrific choice that makes everyone in your family happy. Why not give a Ragin' Red™ Dogwood tree to your favorite Valentine? They cost about the same as a bouquet of long-stemmed red Roses but last a lot longer. Order Ragin' Red™ Flowering Dogwood Trees from Nature Hills today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Darkest Red Dogwood?

Ragin' Red™ Dogwood features incredibly dark red new foliage, dramatic fall color, and among the darkest purple/red flower bracts available!

How big does a Flowering Dogwood get?

The Ragin' Red™ Dogwood is a compact ornamental that can grow 15-20 feet in height and has a similar spread.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Ragin' Red™ Flowering Dogwood tree does best in full sun for the most color, the most flowers, and the most bird-friendly fruit. But also appreciate partial shade, and prefer afternoon shade in warmer growing zones.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

The Ragin' Red™ Flowering Dogwood Trees do best in very well-drained acidic soil in a sunny to partly sunny location. They prefer consistent moisture and mulched, organic beds.

Are Dogwood Trees messy?

Not at all! Dogwood trees are deciduous trees that will drop leaves and fruit in the fall. But the leaves are easy to rake up and birds carry away the fruit.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Dogwood Trees for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ragin' Red™ Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus florida 'JN13'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Red & Green
Fall Color Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant