Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree Cornus kousa 'Rutpink'

Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree

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Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree Cornus kousa 'Rutpink'

Product Description

Stop-in-Your Tracks Color and a Long Blooming Season!

The Scarlet Fire® Dogwood is a knockout. To ensure you have the most vibrantly-colored dogwood in the neighborhood, choose this tree! While most dogwoods have white or powder pink flowers, only the Scarlet Fire blossoms with bold pink (even fuchsia!) flowers.

In addition to its standout color, this tree has other unusual features. Its dark green leaves, tinged with purple, transform into dramatic orange and red in the autumn. After it's finished flowering, the tree also sprouts tasty berries. Did you know that dogwoods had edible fruits? Indeed they do! These little berries are prized by humans and hungry birds alike

The Scarlet Fire Dogwood has a longer flowering season (six to eight weeks!) than other dogwoods. Plus, it's more resistant to disease and pests than other trees in this genus. And once the tree is full grown, deer will avoid it!

Wondering where to plant your dogwood? Once it’s full grown, the Scarlet Fire is sure to attract attention, both for its medium height (25 feet) and unusual color. The dogwood is adaptable to almost anywhere in your landscaping, as it maintains a naturally-rounded shape and is used to being somewhat shaded under taller trees. Wherever you decide to plant it, the tree is certain to add eye-catching flair!

A lower-maintenance tree  with one-of-a-kind color? Plant a Scarlet Fire Dogwood in your yard today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a spot in your yard that receives full to partial sun. If you live in a higher, sunnier zone, your dogwood will appreciate some shade. 

Scarlet Fire flowers will achieve the most dramatic color if planted in a well-draining, acidic soil, too. It takes about two years for the Scarlet Fire flowers to develop their fuchsia color - they will remain a lighter pink without sufficient light and soil quality.

When planting, make sure to dig a hole 2 times wider and just as deep as the tree’s root ball.  

2. Watering: Your dogwood needs about an inch of water each week. If it’s not receiving this much rain, make sure to water it accordingly.

3. Fertilizing: If you plant your dogwood in fall, add mulch around its roots in winter. 

4. Pruning: Prune your dogwood in late winter to ensure the tree grows vigorously in spring.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $100 $24.95
$100.00-$128.99 $29.95

Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

            5-9 outdoors
     Map 5-9 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 25 ft.
  • Mature Width: 20 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Spacing: 20 ft.
  • Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, FL

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