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Stellar Pink® Dogwood

Cornus x 'Rutgan'

Pronunciation: KOR-nus
SKU #02758
5-8

Good to grow! 7

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OVERVIEW
Description Profuse, large, overlapping, blush pink, flower-like bracts cover this small but vigorous tree in early spring. The fully branched habit provides layers of lush green foliage from bottom to top. A magnificent landscape specimen for small gardens or woodland settings. A sterile cultivar that produces no fruit. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Early Spring
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
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 under planting. Makes a stellar 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 Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Redbud (Cercis); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Maple (Acer); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos)
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 When the native dogwoods bloomed, Native Americans that farmed the flood plains knew it was time to plant their corn. Dogwood is considered such a hard wood it was used to make high stress implements by all cultures within its range.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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