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PlantFiles: Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

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Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rainbow

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Variegated
Veined
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Jan 29, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

The flowers of this selection are the standard white, but the selling feature is the variegated leaves. The leaves have a wide margin of yellowish-cream and in autumn, this edge turns bright pink while the green portion of the leaves turn purplish-red. Quite striking.



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