Cornus 'Rutcan' ~ Constellation Dogwood-ServeScape
Cornus 'Rutcan' ~ Constellation Dogwood-ServeScape
Cornus 'Rutcan' ~ Constellation Dogwood-ServeScape
Cornus 'Rutcan' ~ Constellation Dogwood-ServeScape
Cornus 'Rutcan' ~ Constellation Dogwood-ServeScape
Cornus 'Rutcan' ~ Constellation Dogwood-ServeScape

Constellation Dogwood

Cornus 'Rutcan'


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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Constellation Dogwood is a small deciduous tree with low branching and an upright habit.  Its oval dark green leaves turn an attractive purple-red in fall.  The tiny button flower surrounded by large, well spaced white brackets give the illusion of  5" flowers that bloom in early spring. Prefers part sun and slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil.  Constellation has notably good resistance to anthracnose and borers.

Type: 

Tree

Origins:

C. florida x C.  kousa Hybrid

Height: 

15' - 22'

Spread: 

15’ - 18'

Spacing: 

16'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

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: Maple, Sweetflag, Itea


IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Cornus x rutgersensis Constellation 5zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Leonora (Ellie) EnkingCornus 'Rutcan' (Stellar Group), (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Cornus x rutgersensis Constellation 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Cornus x rutgersensis Constellation 4zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (5) Photoset by F. D. Richards, Cornus 'Rutcan' (Stellar series, Rutgers University) 2020 photo (1)+(2)

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

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