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Scarlet Fire® Dogwood

Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Cornus kousa 'Rutpink'



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Overview

The Scarlet Fire® Dogwood grows in zones 5-8.
This newly developed kousa dogwood cultivar is a real springtime standout. The Scarlet Fire dogwood burst onto the landscaping scene in 2016 with blossoms in a dark pink shade yet to be achieved by other cultivars. The vibrant color has been drawing in homeowners and landscaper alike, with the added appeal of being low-maintenance as well as drought-tolerant. The Scarlet Fire dogwood is a rare find indeed.

  • Features unique, dark pink to fuchsia blooms that span 4" to 5" (color is light pink for the first 1–2 years as the tree becomes well-established; best color results from placement in fertile soil and full sun)
  • Blooms late May to early June
  • Tolerates both drought and heat
  • Is more resistant to disease than other dogwoods
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'6"–3'


Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

20'–25'

Mature Spread

15'–20'

Growth Rate

Medium

Shape

Rounded

Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Drought-tolerant, Moist, Well-drained,

History/Lore

This kousa dogwood cultivar was developed in 2016 at Rutgers University. It took six years of cross-breeding for Dr. Thomas Molnar and his colleague John Capik to develop the ideal hybrid that boasts the rich fuchsia color and hardy resistance to common dogwood diseases.

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