Cornus x 'Rutcan'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Lore||Eastern American agricultural tribes used the blooming of the dogwood to signal the time to plant corn. They made tea of dogwood bark was used to break a fever, and this same remedy led to its use again during the Civil War. With southern ports blockaded, Confederates were without quinine for malaria and found the dogwood remedy a suitable alternative. The wood of these trees is exceptionally hard and used for making high-stress tools.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 12 to 18 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring to Early Summer|
|Design Ideas||An elegant accent tree for high profile front yard whether planted in lawns or in beds with more diverse underplanting. Makes a divine focal point in backyard landscape and will draw the eye from a distance. Equally good for shade and interest up close beside porch, patio or terrace. Plant trees perfectly aligned with picture windows or sliding glass door to enjoy its seasonal changes from indoors. One of the best for adding midlevel interest beneath canopies of giant old shade trees. Set into a woodland composition to ease the transition to wildland and to provide more diversity to the understory.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)|
Provide enriched, moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep root zone cool in summer. Protect from harsh sun in hot regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system; once established, prefers moist soil, but tolerates mild drought. Feed in early spring. Prune in winter to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8