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Cornus florida rubra Tree

Flowering Dogwood Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

A stunning Flowering Dogwood tree with showy, pink-red flower bracts encasing yellowy-green flower centres. Spring flowers sit atop mid green, curled leaves which turn deep purple-red in autumn. Cornus florida Rubra also bears red fruits in late summer. Although the berries are toxic to humans, birds love them!

This pink flowering dogwood has an upright, spreading habit and will reach 3 x 3m in 20 years. Plant your Cornus Rubra tree in a moist, well-drained site in a sunny or partially shaded position.

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AKA Cornus florida f. rubra, Flowering Dogwood, Cornus Florida, Cornus Rubra, Pink Flowering Dogwood, Red Flowering Dogwood

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Cornus florida rubra Cornus florida rubra
7L pot 70-100cm Bush £49.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Summer 2017
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver and this takes a bit of scheduling.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge. Although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

Smaller trees/bushes have a delivery charge of £7.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Medium trees of a height of 1.5-2 metres have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Orders for multiple trees have a single delivery cost of £12.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands).

Mature trees and pleached trees are more expensive to deliver. Cost varies by postcode and is calculated in the check out process. You can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost, so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

Highlands and Islands charges start from £29.95 plus vat and are calculated in the check out process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Cornus Florida Rubra trees

When planting Dogwood trees, such as Cornus Florida Rubra, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Flowering Dogwood trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Flowering Dogwood trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Make sure not to over water as flowering dogwood trees do not like wet soils. Also ensure you water only the soil, not the leaves as this can lead to scorching. We stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Cornus Florida trees

Most white flowering dogwood trees grow naturally into an appealing dome-shape. The only real maintenance in regard to pruning is to remove any damaged or diseased branches. The only time to hard prune a flowering dogwood tree is to control the overall size or internal canopy or if there is not enough light reaching the inner branches.

To help ease these issues, cut off any crossing or over-crowding branches then continue to remove any secondary branches throughout the canopy. Only prune in the dormant season and never in spring. Pruning during spring can create entry points in the wood for insects which may lead to disease.

Cornus florida rubra Tree (Flowering Dogwood Trees) Description

  • Common name: Flowering Dogwood tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Yellow/green flowers, pink-red bracts and green foliage in spring, turning red/purple in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all soils