Scarlet Fire® Kousa Dogwood

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

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


Shipping Starts: March 1, 2022
Pickup Starts: March 1, 2022

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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, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Beautiful Scarlet Fire Kousa Dogwood- Great Experience

I saw this tree in a catalogue and searched on the internet to check prices and stumbled across New Blooms Nursery, local to me in Louisville, Ky. I ordered online and scheduled a pick-up time because of the pandemic. Travis was right on time and had a beautifully shaped tree for me that was just starting to leaf out. Neither he nor I thought it would have any flowers but I was happy with the tree and planted it the same day. It has settled in wonderfully and Surprise! Surprise! it is covered with lovely fairly dark pink bracts. You really can't tell about flowers until it has really leafed out. I LOVE the tree and it will be a beauty as it grows in size. I was very happy with my whole experience with New Blooms and highly recommend them. Hope they do well.

Andrew Teasley
Great product

I was very impressed how well the tree was packed for shipping. Tree came just as described and I will highly recommend this company to anyone.

Ross Oneal
very happy

5 stars very nice tree

Juanita Nesbitt

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

Richard Merritt
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.