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Cornus florida 'Rubra'

Cornus florida 'Rubra' (American Dogwood)

Common Name

American Dogwood


Moist, neutral to acid


A little afternoon shade is perfect. Full sun if kept moist.



Action and Timing

Large long lasting pink bracts.

Nursery Notes

Propagate by grafting.


It might date from as far back as the early 1700s, however it is still a worthwhile form in todays gardens. It needs a little space as it can make a good small to medium sized tree.

This plant was added to the database on 2nd February, 2010.

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