Stellar Pink® Dogwood

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There is nothing so romantic as our beloved native Flowering Dogwood tree. Elegant blooms create quite a show on springtime's bare, graceful branches. Appreciate this special season with one or more Stellar Pink® Dogwood (Cornus x 'Rutgan'). These smaller hybrid trees will absolutely thrill you each year as their lavish, light pink bracts start glowing against the gray bark!

Tiny, button-shaped true flowers found at the center of each bloom are also very important to local butterflies and beneficial pollinators. You can feel great about this choice to support them with nectar for several weeks in early spring!

It's so easy to live with the layered branching. With this improved modern variety from the expert plant scientists at Rutgers University, you even get brilliant fall color! Put on a sweater, and light a fire in the fire pit … your tree's fall foliage will match your Merlot shared with friends. If you live with snowfall, even winter becomes a feature season. Like a talented ballet dancer, those spreading branches catch and sculpt ice and snow in a genteel dance.

Be a little patient with these lovely trees. It may take a few years to bloom fully, but the delicate pink hue is so worth it! This is a cross between American natives and Japanese native Dogwood, the results will take your breath away! Stellar Pink® shines throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, and this hybrid is also fruit-free!

Planting and Application:

These stunning trees will look beautiful crowning the perennial border. Or, use them as a foundation tree to add charm and curb appeal. Plant one as a perfect specimen, or use several of these pretty maids all in a row. Is there anything as heart-catching as an informal grouping of Dogwood along the far end of a pond? Stellar Pink® Dogwood makes a terrific present to celebrate all kinds of achievements and milestones!

Covered in dark, pointed summer leaves, Stellar Pink® casts a refreshing shade on a courtyard seating area. Although you can custom-fit this understory tree to your space with judicious pruning, we do recommend that you give it room to reach the full height and width on the Plant Highlights.

Dogwood are always lovely as a front yard accent plant or a specimen highlighting your entry. If you need an impressive pop of color in your landscaping, then you have come to the right place! The colors absolutely shine in mass planting, which will draw anyone and everyone to your garden! Line your drive or shade your walkways and paths with these lovely trees, or define your property line while adding privacy that both you and your neighbors won't mind! You'll love using these glorious street trees.

  • Lovely Light Pink Flower Bracts
  • Long-Lasting Spring Display
  • Nectar-Rich Resource for Butterflies
  • No Fruit/Sterile Flowers
  • Vigorous Cultivar with an Erect Habit
  • Attractive Foliage & Red-Purple Fall Color
  • Exquisite Branch Structure Looks Pretty All Year-Long!
  • Ornamental Tree for Modern Lots

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Great in a sunny or semi-shady spot in your yard, Dogwood Trees are easy to care for and cold hardy and aren't particular on soil type, but they really should be planted in moist, acidic well-drained soil. Once established, they can tolerate some drought, but to best protect your investment, provide supplemental watering. Tolerating slightly acidic soils, use appropriate organic fertilizers that help maintain this acidity and boost their health in early spring. Mulch the root system well to insulate from heat and cold, as well as hold in more moisture and water less often!

Reapply in mid-summer, following label directions for application rates. Prune if necessary in late winter or after blooming in spring to remove crossing branches and water growth, or to control the shape. No need to worry about anything harming its beauty, because this plant is incredibly disease resistant!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Needs Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Low Maintenance Cultivar of Native Tree
  • Shows Good Resistance to Powdery Mildew & Dogwood Anthracnose

Order today if you see it in stock. As you can clearly see, Stellar Pink® Flowering Dogwood offers a tremendously tender visual appeal...people fall in love with this very popular plant. Order yours today from Nature Hills and enjoy quality flowering ornamentals shipped right to your doorstep!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Flowering Dogwood get?

The Stellar Pink® Dogwood is a flowering ornamental native that can grow 20-25 feet in height and a slimmer 15-20 feet in width.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Stellar Pink® Hybrid Dogwood tree does best in full sun and partial shade, preferring afternoon shade in warmer growing zones.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

Stellar Pink® 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 in the fall. But the leaves are easy to pick up and Stellar Pink® is a fruit-free, sterile hybrid.

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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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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Stellar Pink® Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus x 'Rutgan'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant