Cornus xrutgersensis Hybrid 'Celestial'

Flowering Dogwood

Categories: Tree

The expanded floral bracts are white with a tinge of green, and form a small cup early in the season. However, the bracts flatten and become pure white in a few days. The leaves are dark green during the summer, heat resistant and turn reddish purple in the fall.

We offer the Celestial Rutdan Dogwood in a 15 gallon container.

More About Cornus xrutgersensis Hybrid 'Celestial'

  • vigorous and erect habit
  • leaves are dark green in summer, heat resistant
  • attractive single specimen planting

Interesting Notes:

Cross between Cornus Florida and Cornus Kousa

Flowering Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

  • This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. 
  • average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water


20 ft


20 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Cornus xrutgersensis Hybrid 'Celestial' Characteristics


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Soil Moisture

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water


  • Great Foliage
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color

  • Green


  • Upright

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.