Cornus florida 'Rubra'
- Red flowers in spring
- Reddish-purple fall leaves
- Red berries attract songbirds
- 25' tall with 25' spread
- Zones 5 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 5 - 9
The Red Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Red Dogwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
The Red Dogwood grows to be 25' feet in height.
The Red Dogwood has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Red Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
This dogwood has rounded shape.
This is a good tree for planting near utility lines, next to larger buildings, or near patios. It is also an excellent contrast tree for larger evergreen backgrounds. The fruit is a favorite of songbirds.
The Red Dogwood is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings. Fruits persist through winter.
Moist, well-drained soil
The leaves are opposite, oval or ovate, 3-6" long, and are dark green.
This tree has glossy, red fruit eaten by birds when ripened in the fall.
Red flowers in spring and reddish-purple leaves in the fall. The glossy red fruits provide food for songbirds. Stems are a soft gray and bark is scaly. Partial shade; prefers moist, acidic, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', with a 25' spread. (zones 5-9)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.