Cornus kousa ‘Rutpink’ Scarlet Fire

(Scarlet Fire Dogwood)


$89.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

The darkest pink bracts (blooms) ever found on a Chinese Dogwood can be yours with Scarlet Fire™, the exciting introduction from Rutgers University. Not a hybrid, this tree is the result of many years and countless crosses. It flowers young, offers purple-tinged spring leaves, and concludes the show with bright ball-shaped carmine-fuchsia edible berries.  The fruits are a favorite of birds.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils in part shade. Benefits from a 2-4″ mulch which will help keep roots cool and moist in summer.

Additional information

Common Name

Scarlet Fire Dogwood

Botanical Name

Cornus kousa 'Rutpink'

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 20 ft.

Width

to 20 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

April/May

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

red

Fall Color

Purple/red

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