Scarlet Fire® Kousa Dogwood

Status: Out of Stock
Mature Height: 20 to 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.
Proper Name: Cornus kousa 'RUTPINK'

Collections: Dogwoods - Cornus Kousa

Product type: Ornamental Trees

Tags: Bloom Spring, Bloom Summer, Disease Resistant, Fall Color, Flower (Pink), Flower (Red), Full Sun, Large Blooms, Ornamental Bark, Part Shade, Part Sun


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Large dark pink/red blooms are rare in a kousa dogwood and that's exactly what make Scarlet Fire special. The palm sized bloom bracts appear in the late spring to early summer and provide a dramatic statement during a time when most other trees are finished blooming. The blooms will first appear a lighter pink then darken to a deeper red over a period of 6-8 weeks. This two month long display ensures that the scarlet fire will make a dramatic statement and bring a long period of enjoyment to your home or garden. It's rare to find blooms like this, and it is even more rare to find beautiful qualities like this in a pest free low-maintenance tree. That's why we definitely recommend adding a Scarlet Fire Kousa to your yard. 

We like this kousa as a specimen tree in a garden arrangement or in a partly sunny or shady spot near the front of a home. The dark pink blooms will speak for themselves late May to early July, but the dark green foliage and mottled bark are great company for early spring and late summer blooms. We prefer to trim our kousa up neat, removing the lower branches while they are small to expose the lower portions of the trunk. This will create a neat look and reveal the beautiful mottled bark. Without proper pruning, a kousa can get rather shrub-like, so once the tree is established we recommend taking off the lower branches with sharp clean pair of pruning shears.

Bloom Color:Dark pink to scarlet
Bloom Period:6-8 weeks in early summer
Fall Color:Orange, yellow, red, purple
Foliage Color:Green to dark green
Genus & Species:Cornus kousa 'RUTPINK'
Growth Rate:Medium
Mature Height:20 to 25 ft.
Mature Spread:15 to 20 ft.
Soil Type:Adaptable, but prefers moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter
Sun Exposure:Full sun to partial shade
Zone:5 to 8

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
very happy

5 stars very nice tree


Pleasantly surprised to receive a very beautiful small tree. Happy with overall tree condition, shape and size

scorched buds

Good size and shape for the tree. No label. Leaves look scorched as if the tree was dry during bud break. I am near the Atlantic and it is still cold here. Hopefully it will leaf out green with the warming weather.

Recent dogwood order

I had never heard of New Blooms before let alone even ordering from them. I was looking to try out pink kousa dogwoods in my yard. I did a quick internet search and they came up. I try to order plants from the same geographic area when I can. Sometime plants ordered from, say, either coast just doesn’t get subjected to the same type of weather or climate we experience here. They are in Indiana and I’m in southern Illinois.

I have never received such healthy trees through mail order,,, ever. The trees ( I ordered 4) were decent size and had a good spread.and form. Depending on what I am looking for and what they have in inventory, I would definitely order from them again.

Kousa dogwood

Very nice and professional people. Love the exotic trees. Can't wait to see the flowers.😁