Cornus Florida 'Pink Flowering'

Flowering Dogwood

Categories: Tree

The pink dogwood is a very popular landscape tree. Pretty pink flowers start lighter in color, and then get slightly deeper as the tree ages. During the fall the leaves turn a fiery reddish-purple. The fruit of the Pink Dogwood is an important source of winter food for many songbirds.


We offer Pink Flowering Dogwood 6' tall in a 15 gallon container.


More About Cornus Florida 'Pink Flowering'

  • Blooms in April and May, with pink bracts that resemble petals radiating cross-like.
  • Features dark green leaves that are oval or egg-shaped, that turn reddish-purple in the fall.
  • Produces glossy red fruit that ripen in the fall.

Flowering Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Choose a sunny to partially shaded area. Prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils. Benefits from a 2-4" mulch, which will help keep roots cool and moist during the summer.


Height:

15-30 ft

Spread:

25-35 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Cornus Florida 'Pink Flowering' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture

  • Moist, Well-Drained

Attributes

  • Fall Color
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage

Foliage Color

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Genus Overview: Cornus

Family: Cornaceae · Common Name: Flowering Dogwood

Cornus is a genus of about 30–60 species of woody plants in the family Cornaceae, commonly known as dogwoods, which can generally be distinguished by their blossoms, berries, and distinctive bark.  Several species have small heads of inconspicuous flowers surrounded by a collection of large, typically white petal-like bracts, while others have more open clusters of petal-bearing flowers.