General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15-30 feet
Plant Spread: 20-25 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other: this hybrid does not produce fruit
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP7,207 (1990)
Parentage: Unnamed Cornus kousa x Sweetwater
Child plants: one child plant

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Stellar Pink®
Cultivar name: 'Rutgan'
Common names
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Dogwood

  • Posted by DaylilySLP (Dearborn Hts, MI - Zone 6b) on Feb 11, 2018 8:26 PM concerning plant:
    Hybridized by Orton (released by Rutgers University, NJ) 1990 (PP7207)
    hybrid dogwood (Cornus florida x Cornus kousa) developed by Elwin R. Orton, Jr. as part of the Stellar series of dogwoods.

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