Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form
Cornus florida f. rubra
Also known as
Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red-Form
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25 years to reach maturity
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Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form Overview
Cornus florida f. rubra is considered to be the same plant genetically as Cornus florida. It is more commonly marketed as a separate plant due to the distinct difference in bract colour. This plant produces pink modified leaf structures around its small flowers, compared to the pure white bracts seen in the species Cornus florida. It displays attractive autumn colouration and is commonly grown for the stems as well as the flowers. Commonly known by the name Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form, this plant is a deciduous tree or shrub species in the Cornaceae family. It develops a broad but conical shape with age. In late spring and early summer, it produces clusters of discrete green flowers that are surrounded by showy red-pink bracts, giving a stunning display. This plant prefers to have its roots in a shady and cool spot.
Common problems with Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form
Cornus anthracnose disease
How to propagate Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form
Softwood cuttings best taken in summer.