Cornus florida rubra
Description: Cornus florida rubara is a deciduous tree with a low-branching, broadly-pyramidal but somewhat flat-topped habit. The young leaves are slightly purple coloured but later turns dark green, with a grey-white underside. The autumn colour is a beautiful scarlet red to violet. Produces a stunning display of tiny green flower heads covered by 4 reddish-pink bracts with a white centre, these flowers cover the tree around May and are then followed by red fruits that are adored by birds.
Cornus Growing Tips: Thrives in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Unsuitable for shallow, chalky soils.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 4m