General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 14-18 feet
Plant Spread: 12-15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other: This cultivar is sterile, and doesn't produce fruit
Flowers: Showy
Other: The bracts, mistakenly referred to as petals, emerge white and age to pink
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: U.S. Plant Patent PP7,204 was issued on March 27, 1990
Parentage: Cornus florida x Cornus kousa
Child plants: one child plant

Trade name information:
Series: Stellar
Trade Name: Celestial®
Cultivar name: 'Rutdan'
Common names
  • Hybrid Dogwood
  • Dogwood

Photo Gallery
Location: Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
Date: 2019-10-17
The flaky grey bark, with underlying rust red tissue and the redd
Location: Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
Date: 2019-10-17
Some of the rich and varied fall colors that can be achieved by C
Location: Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
Date: 2019-10-17
A small grove of Celestial Dogwood, just beginning to gain fall c

photo credit: Derek Ramsey
  • Posted by arctangent (Ann Arbor, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Oct 12, 2020 1:24 PM concerning plant:
    This hybrid cultivar is said to be resistant to two of the major pests of dogwoods, namely dogwood anthracnose and dogwood borer.

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