Cornus florida &
Cornus florida &
Cornus florida &
Cornus florida &

Cornus florida 'Rutnut'

Red Pygmy® Dogwood

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  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Design Studio in Chamblee (Fri 3pm-7pm) 
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Red Pygmy Dogwood is a slow-growing dwarf native deciduous tree with a rounded habit noted for its distinctive rose red brackets with white nodes at the tips.  Its leaves are a dark green that turns rust-red in fall.  The full sized red flowers bloom in clusters in early spring and attract butterflies Prefers part sun and slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil.  

Cornus florida is a host for Spring Azure butterfly and Cecropia Silkmoth, and supports several specialized bees.  The fruits are browsed by songbirds and mammals.  

Type: 

Tree 

Height: 

3' - 7'

Spread: 

2’ - 5'

Spacing: 

3.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SpringFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Prone to leaf scorching or spots in full sun.  Stressed Dogwoods are susceptible to leaf spot, crown canker, root rot, powdery mildew, blight, and anthracnose.  Anthracnose can be a serious problem.  Mulching will help keep roots cool in summer.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasPonds or streams, Foundational Plantings.

COMPANION PLANTS: Chinese Redbud, Boxwood, Itea

IMAGES: TedDSC_0264, (2) Si GriffithsFlowering Shrub At RHS Wisley Surrey UKCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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