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Constellation® Dogwood

Cornus x 'Rutcan'

Pronunciation: KOR-nus
SKU #02762
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description An impressive, small but vigorous tree with full branching from bottom to top with lush green foliage and a profusion of large, white, flower-like bracts that appear in late spring to early summer. A stellar landscape specimen for small gardens or woodland settings. Highly disease resistant. A sterile cultivar that produces no fruit. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Late Spring to Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 12 to 18 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Privacy Screen
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.