This hybrid pink dogwood is bred from the same line as the Stellar Pink® dogwood developed by Rutgers, so it inherits outstanding beauty and disease resistance. A blend of pink highlights on white with shades of green give this cultivar a regal, yet soft presence in the garden. It is an outstanding tree for near the home, planting among shade trees, or anywhere in the garden. In the spring it will come alight with large pink and white flowers and in the summer it's elegant upward form provides a great showpiece nestled among other trees of structures. For those who want all of the characteristics of a dogwood with extra hardiness this tree is an outstanding choice.
|Bloom Color:||Light pink|
|Fall Color:||A rusty brick red|
|Genus & Species:||Cornus 'Rutgan' Stellar Pink|
|Growth Rate:||Slow to moderate|
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun, partial sun, partial shade|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Dogwoods - Cornus
With dogwoods care should be taken in selecting an appropriate planting site. The dogwood evolved in the border regions of forests, and as a result prefers soil that drains well, but holds moisture. Standing water or very wet soil will not allow enough oxygen to the roots, and can suffocate the plant. Amending your soil with compost in advance of planting and maintaining a 3-4 ft. ring of organic mulch through each season will greatly benefit your dogwood.
Dogwoods are adaptable to full sun, but a tree in full sun will be under more stress than one planted in partial sun, partial shade, or dappled light. If a tree is in full sun, special care should be taken to provide good soil conditions, remove competitive grass , and mulch in a 3-4 foot ring. Additional watering may be required for a dogwood in full sun and water should be applied slowly and deeply to the area surrounding the tree.