Stellar Pink® Dogwood
Cornus x 'Rutgan'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|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 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, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Redbud (Cercis); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Maple (Acer); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos)|
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