A brilliant small ornamental tree, Cornus florida ‘Rubra’ is commonly called the “Pink Flowering Dogwood”.
Regarded as one of the best of the smaller spring flowering trees, it makes an excellent specimen tree and is well suited to smaller gardens. This is one of a number of Cornus varieties that make good garden trees.
The flowers open as a deep pink and fade to an attractive paler pink as they mature.
An added feature is the autumn/fall colour, the foliage turns a brilliant red and adds a great touch to the garden as winter comes around.
Growing and Care
Best planted in a sunny position in a well drained soil. This is a tree that is well suited to cooler climates, in warmer areas some afternoon shade may be beneficial.
- Botanical Name – Cornus florida rubra
- Common Name – Pink Flowering Dogwood
- Origins – North America
- Height – To around 6 metres (18ft)
- Spread = To around 4 metres (12 ft)
- Growth habit – Upright with a spreading crown over time
- Flower colour – Pink
- Flowering season – Spring
- Foliage – Mid green turning to deep pink to red in autumn/fall – This is a deciduous tree.
Cornus florida ‘Rubra’ is available for sale from the following participating nurseries
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
Carey Gully, Adelaide Hills.
Family run business selling advanced ornamental trees including 9 varieties of Crepe Myrtle, Maple, Birch, Ash, Ginko, Crab Apple, Ornamental Plum, Weeping Cherry, Oak & Chinese Tallow. Wholesale prices to the public.
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order