Pink Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Rubra

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Botanical Name:

Cornus florida Rubra









Common Name:

Pink Flowering Dogwood

30 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Cornus florida Rubra

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Flowering dogwood is a small deciduous tree growing to 10 m (33 ft) high, often wider than it is tall when mature.
* Fruits are an important food source for dozens of species of birds , which then distribute the seeds. more...
* The fruits are used as a bitter digestive tonic.
* The peeled twigs are used as toothbrushes, they are good for whitening the teeth. more...
* The most familiar of the dogwoods, a small tree with low branches that tend to form horizontal tiers. It has very striking pink flower-like bracts that open in April and May before leaves emerge, shiny red fruit that ripens in late September and October. Older bark has an alligator hide appearance that is attractive in the winter landscape.
* Many, if not all of the resulting seedlings will have white flowers. We collect our seed from pink flowering trees

that are isolated from white flowerig trees. Even so, many revert back to the white flowering form. Please use these seedlings as grafting rootstock to be certain of the trees flower color.