Aurora® Dogwood

Cornus x 'Rutban'

Large, overlapping flower bracts with a velvety texture almost cover the foliage of this small tree in early spring. An outstanding yard or patio tree. Exceptionally disease and borer resistant. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus
LoreNative Americans used the bloom time of the dogwoods to signal time to plant corn. Dogwood bark is notorously hard and used to make high stress tools.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growth to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly summer
Design IdeasA spectacular accent tree for high profile front yards in the lawn or in beds with more diverse planting. Makes a stellar focal point in backyard landscape and it will draw the eye wherever it grows. Plant aligned with picture windows or sliding glass doors to better enjoy its seasonal changes from indoors. Good accent for shading and interest close to patio or terrace. Outstanding beneath a canopy of old shade trees or set into a woodland composition with understory species native or exotic. A valuable disease resistant replacement for dying Cornus florida and other susceptible dogwoods.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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