Cornus florida 'RUBRA'

Cornus florida
Cornus florida  'RUBRA'
flowering dogwood
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-4m
USUAL WIDTH 1-3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS deep pink
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Flowering dogwood is quite an unusual shrub or small tree which draws your attention all year round: in the spring it has very showy large petal-like coloured bracts, and its leaves turn to beautiful colours early in the autumn.

Rubra is one of the most known and at the same time beautiful varieties of flowering dogwood. The inflorescence is composed of 4 medium-sized, deep pink or reddish purple flower bracts around a small, rounded head with tiny, tubular flowers that are followed by small, glossy, red fruit that is poisonous.

The deciduous leaves are deep green with purple shades. The best show begins in autumn when they turn bright burgundy-red. This shrub forms horizontal layers of branches and should not be pruned.

Flowering dogwood does not like stress of any kind. Find it a nice spot now so you do not have to transplant it later, it might suffer from diseases thereafter. It needs moist but well-drained, acid soil, rich in organic material. It is a slow grower. Fully hardy to -27°C and can withstand temporary drops to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 13-02-2009
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Cornus florida  'RUBRA' height of stem 80-90 cm, girth 10-12 cm
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Cornus florida  'RUBRA' height of stem 80-90 cm, girth 10-12 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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