Cornus kousa x 'Rutgan'

Stellar Pink Dogwood


 Stellar Pink Dogwood is a low branching, small deciduous tree with an upright habit. Its leaves are a dark green that turns purple-red in fall.  Stellar Pink Dogwood is a heavy bloomer that has large clusters of flowers with large pink brackets, giving the illusion of 4” flowers, in early spring. Prefers part sun and slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil.  Stellar Pink is resistant to anthracnose and borers.




15' - 30'


15’ - 30'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Prone to leaf scorching or spots in full sun.  Stressed Dogwoods are susceptible to leaf spot, crown canker, root rot, powdery mildew, blight, and anthracnose.  Anthracnose can be a serious problem.  Mulching will help keep roots cool in summer.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasPonds or streams, Foundational Plantings.

COMPANION PLANTS: Maple, Sweetflag, Itea

IMAGES Photo by David J. Stang, Cornus x Rutgan Stellar Pink 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Valerie HinojosaFloating away on a pink cloud of spring #VSCOcam #spring #dogwood, (3) EdFladung, Pink Dogwood, (4) chucka_nc, Pink Dogwood, (5) Harvey Craft, Pink Dogwood, (6) John Brighenti, Pink Dogwood, (7) Photo by David J. Stang, Cornus x Rutgan Stellar Pink 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.