Pink-flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida var. rubra)

Eureka, CA

Pink-flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida var. rubra


This is Cornus Florida variety Rubra. Grown in filtered high shade the branches reach approximately 14-16 feet high. The bracts are exceptionally large hence the plant may be a sport of the species and variety.

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The blloms on this tree are beautiful. May I ask several questions? Will this tree do well in an slightly unprotected area subject to occasional winds. Also, is 7 hours of sunlight too much for this species?

Tonasket, WA(Zone 5a)

Tatoo1, I have grown Cornus florida Cherokee Sunset for about 10 years. I had planted it at my other place a couple of years before i moved and couldn't bear to leave it moved it here. It is growing out in full sun and gets quite a bit of wind. Sulked for a couple of years after being moved at about 6 ft in height. But now looks lovely, is about 8 feet, has lovely red shaded leaves and deeper pink flowers. Donna

Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

Seadance, that is beautiful! I Wish I had room for one since we live in the same general area I know it would do well here.

I didn't realize there was another member so close!

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