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Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire 'Rutpink'


Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire 'Rutpink' has large, glowing pink flowers in late summer and burgundy autumn foliage.

Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire 'Rutpink' has large, glowing pink flowers with long, pointed bracts in late spring and burgundy autumn foliage. The berry like pink-purple fruits are edible but are generally left to the birds. Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained, sandy soils in full sun to part shade. A precocious performer, it will grow 3+ feet in the first year to 8' tall in years 8-10. Grows 20-30' tall and 15-20' wide.

Common Name: Dogwood

Family: Cornaceae (The Dogwood Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 15-25'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Pink


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mixed woods, valleys, shaded slopes, streamsides, roadsides from 400-2200 m.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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