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Cornus florida 'Red Beauty'

Red Beauty Flowering Dogwood

Dogwood

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A beautiful specimen tree, famous for its delicate bright red blooms in spring and compact, spreading form; extremely fussy, requires rich, well-drained acidic soil and adequate precipitation, best with some shelter

Description

A beautiful specimen tree, famous for its delicate bright red blooms in spring and compact, spreading form; extremely fussy, requires rich, well-drained acidic soil and adequate precipitation, best with some shelter

Landscape Attributes

Red Beauty Flowering Dogwood is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Red Beauty Flowering Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Red Beauty Flowering Dogwood will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

15 feet

15 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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