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CORNUS florida 'Rubra'
Flowering Dogwood


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:: Cornaceae :: CORNUS :: florida :: 'Rubra'
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Main asset

Beautiful blooming with colorful bracts, shinny fall colors. Grow isolate in slightly shaded situation rather cool in summer.


Not suitable in dry or too hot exposure in summer. Anthracnose (black spots on the leaves) appears in too wet and confined weather conditions.

American Dogwood forming a dense shrub or a small tree. The deciduous foliage edged with white becomes red orange in autumn. The small flowers in clusters are surrounded by four large pink bracts in May.

  • Uses: specimen

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: conical
  • Height: 5 m x 4 m (16 ft x 13 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: May
  • Époque de fructification : summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: ovoid
  • Foliage colour: variegated
  • Foliage colour in autumn: red orange
  • Flowers shape: glomerulus
  • Flowers colour: pink
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : red


  • Soil type: staying wet, not calcareous
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)