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A picture of a Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form

Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form

Cornus florida f. rubra

Also known as

Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red-Form

Photo by Cornus_Celestial_Shadow (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

25 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form

A close up of a  Cornus florida rubra plant
A close up of some red Cornus florida rubra lleaves around a flower
A close up of a pink flower on a Cornus florida rubra plant
Some Cornus florida rubra in the wild
Some pink Cornus florida rubra flowers and green leaves

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

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings best taken in summer.

Special features of Eastern Flowering Dogwood Red Form

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Attractive flowers