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Cornus florida 'Rubra'


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Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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Pink Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your Pink Dogwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.


Partial Sun


10 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Cornus florida 'Rubra'

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Vibrant Pink Dogwood is Easy to Grow

  • Pink spring-time blooms
  • Adaptable to various types of soil
  • Drought tolerant
  • Grows in sun or shade

These trees look great all year... but can literally stop traffic in the springtime with their vibrant pink blooms.

Grows rapidly to a mature height of 15-25 ft.

Pretty pink flowers start lighter in color, and then get slightly deeper as your tree ages... never giving you the same color twice! These blooms are even more remarkable when displayed against their own dark green background when its leaves appear.

Dogwoods are one of the first trees to bloom... putting everyone in a spring mood, weeks early.

In autumn, these green leaves turn a fiery red, marking the end of summer and bringing color to your fall landscape.

Gray stems with a bright red fruit and a cinnamon checkered bark offer winter interest, especially with a snowfall.

The fruit of the Pink Dogwood is an important source of winter food for many songbirds, including robins, cardinals and waxwings. Don't be surprised if you see Wild Turkey, as well.

This low-branching tree will grace your landscape in all four seasons, especially when grouped with White and Red Dogwoods.

Your tree has spent it's life grown in a pot. Many nurseries dig Dogwoods out of the ground, then wash the dirt off the roots. This "bare rooting" process is fine for many trees but not Dogwoods. Shipping potted, helps ensures that you will have a healthy tree that will explode with new growth, rather than struggle to regrow roots.

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Customer Reviews

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OMG!! I just recieved my pink dogwood and I am amazed on how pretty it is. I was expecting and dorment tree, but it was great to see leaves and flowers on it. Will order from you again
January 1, 2013
I got a pink dogwood in 2006 it was 3 feet tall. It bloomed the next year. It is now about seven ft. tall and looks healthy. It is in a mostly sunny spot.
January 1, 2013
I was expecting Charlie Brown twigs but received 3 healthy young trees with a good number of leaves. Planted in the fall of 2011. A few years ago I planted 3 dogwoods from a reputable local nursery which died successively each month until all were gone in the 3rd month despite diligent care. I used tree tone and the gator jrs on these 3 from your company and I'm happy to report that they are healthy, growing and going strong in July 2012. I only wish that dogwoods grew more quickly. I am very pleased with the quality of the trees, and the friendly folks in customer service who answered my questions about the trees. I've told a number of people about your company.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Growth Rate
Best dogwood I ever purchased
I love this plant it was a lovely addition to my yard.
October 1, 2014
New York, NY
Not Enough Time To Tell, But
We were amazed at the quality, size and apparent hardiness of the tree when it was delivered. We ordered and planted it in late Fall so it is too early to report on growth, (Early Feb), but it has done well so far during the Winter, and it has a lot of new buds on it.

So far so good!
February 9, 2015
over 2 years ago
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I love that pink dogwood tree I got from you! It came in perfect healthy condition, ready for planting and its now doing well in its new home. Thanks.. Ill buy from you again this coming summer
January 1, 2013
I Planted a Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree ,Cornus florida Rubra, August 3rd 2008, the tree is looking great. Thank You Fast Growing Trees, your nursery stock is of Superb Quality. Im looking forward to buying more Dogwoods next Spring
January 1, 2013
The tree arrived in excellent condition. I have not seen any flowers this spring but the leaves are quite unique and beautiful Hoping next spring will have the wonderful pink foliage.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
The new Pink Dogwood that you sent is looking healthy. I will continue to order from you since you obviously guarantee the quality of the trees and the satisfaction of your customers. I love the way these Florida trees look!
January 1, 2013
When I received my tree it looked like a twig, now it looks like a twig standing in my yard. Looks bad. NOT impressed by any of the trees I have been sent
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood Planting Diretions Plant your Pink Dogwood Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Pink Dogwoods prefer to receive partial shade, but can tolerate full sun. Plant your Pink Dogwood Trees about five feet apart for a privacy screen.

Pink Dogwood Trees prefer slightly acidic soil, but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil moist, not over saturated. Give your Pink Dogwood Tree a deep watering once a week.

Dogwood trees often don't require fertilizer, but to give your tree a boost fertilize it with a general fertilizer like 10-10-10 early in the Spring. Pink flowers blossom in the Spring. Pink Dogwood Tree's green leaves turn a vibrant red in the Fall and during the colder months red berries emerge that attract various types of birds.

Questions & Answers

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Replacing a 50 + year old pink dogwood .
Joan S on Apr 25, 2017
I have always loved dogwoods. This one looks like what I will enjoy.
Mary d on Apr 23, 2017
Replacing a 50 + year old pink dogwood .
Joan S on Apr 25, 2017
wife likes. they are beautiful trees
Terry G on Apr 25, 2017
I have always loved dogwoods. This one looks like what I will enjoy.
Mary d on Apr 23, 2017
I picked the pink dogwoods for the beautiful color and also the shape of the tree. Planting several to create a barrier between our property and the property next door. They are supposed to be fast growing and drought tolerate. So excited to get them and get planted.
Rhonda L on Apr 12, 2017
Krista b on Apr 11, 2017
We picked this tree in memory of my late father and son, who both loved trees. Specifically, my father loved dogwoods. We chose pink as research says pinks do better in Olympia than the whites.
susan t on Apr 5, 2017
To plant between our house and neighbors.
Elizabeth H on Apr 1, 2017
I'm from Eastern Tennessee; Dogwood Festival is part of my heart. My mother planted a pink dogwood when she moved to MI; Don't live in that house anymore; Mom has passed on; I want to feel at home in my house and yard. That is why I chose the pink dogwood tree-guaranteed-from you.
Sheryl L on Jan 15, 2017
We have some dogwood trees that we love. I needed something small to fill in a couple of places in the yard and this dogwood is a lovely color! I chose the fertilizer and planting mix to give the trees the best start possible.
Cheryl B on Nov 16, 2016
I have always liked the pink dogwood. This little tree is very healthy, and established well. The leaves turned a beautiful red color in the Fall.
Lillian T on Nov 16, 2016
I choose the pink dogwood for a very good friend who had to move from Ohio to North Carolina. She now has a big back yard and I thought this would provide some color and she will have something to remember her previous neighbor!
Carol C on Oct 24, 2016
It is a very beautiful tree and a lot of birds love the fruit in winter. I get to enjoy it and so does nature as long as the deer does not eat it to the ground.
Claudette R on Oct 20, 2016
I love dogwoods and this had excellent reviews. If it works out I will order more!
Kathleen G on Oct 17, 2016
Ronald P on Oct 6, 2016
i showed a picture of these trees that i ordered for my house to my neighbor and she wants some for her yard :)
william w on Oct 6, 2016
Working on a new project, thought this would be perfect.
Connie L on Oct 3, 2016
add spring color
kenneth c on Oct 2, 2016
Color and growth rate
Charlotte S on Sep 29, 2016
It was the choice of a friend who recently tragically lost a daughter...a memorial tribute to her
Larry B on Sep 23, 2016
love the color for spring and fall hope it works out to be as beautiful as the picture
sandra b on Sep 22, 2016
This tree was the size and color I was looking for. The information you provide along with the pictures are most appreciated. It makes shopping much easier than some of the other websites I looked at.
Reagan B on Sep 16, 2016
Was planted in front yard for color in the Spring.
Thomas S on Sep 3, 2016
Pretty pink flowers and history of the dogwood. Also attracts songbirds in the winter. Grows in most any soil, so I hope it grows well in my yard. Drought tolerant.
Margaret P on Aug 28, 2016
My grandmother had a pink dogwood in her yard in Seattle and I have always loved that tree. I am planting this tree in my yard in her memory.
Susan K on Aug 8, 2016
I love these tress and have a situation whereby this tree will serve a purpose and be cherished.
Susan C on Aug 6, 2016
will look nice as a back drop in my yard
jeffrey e on Aug 5, 2016
Francis L on Aug 5, 2016
Beautiful tree, and berries for the birds.
Ruth C on Jul 31, 2016
My mom loved dogwood and bought in her honor.
Peggy H on Jul 27, 2016
Growth is compact, good value, products are in great condition. I bought a Redbud last year and it looks beautiful, it was pruned very nicely and is as healthy as can be (I purchased the start kit, it's worth it). Thank you for sending me such a beautiful redbud last year. So I decided to purchase the pink dogwood.
Sandra E on Jul 19, 2016
Color and size
Liz H on Jul 14, 2016
When they are in bloom it hard to discribe just how beautiful they are.
J E K on Jul 6, 2016
Friend just lost two dogs that she loved. I wanted something for her to remember them by.
Julie S on Jun 24, 2016
Pretty, drought tolerant
Bill R on Apr 19, 2016
My mother has always wanted a pink dogwood and Mothers Day is coming soon. I hope it's beautiful and she will love it
MartinHD28 on Apr 15, 2016
Pink dogwood trees? Beautiful tree for our wooded cabin in Northern Michigan.
Lenore S on Apr 14, 2016
I have always loved dogwoods, and a recent trip to WA state heightened my interest. Happened upon a pink dogwood at a local nursery...had NO idea there were pink dogwoods. It will complement my little secret garden nicely.

I have ornamental pear trees and the contrast of leaf color of this tree will work well to create visual impact in the yard.
Patricia S S on Apr 9, 2016
David W on Apr 3, 2016
Love the color
Nancy N on Apr 1, 2016
For the front of the house and I like pink.
Janie W on Mar 30, 2016
I just moved from the East Coast to Washington State. My property here is devoid of vegetation, save for one lonely and neglected crab apple tree. Fast Growing Trees has all my favorites, and I have ordered several flowering trees - can't wait to plant them and give this place some fresh character!
Lisa S on Mar 28, 2016
Couldn't fund one at a local nursery, so I went to the internet and found good reviews.
Marty B on Mar 25, 2016
Need an ornamental tree to replace our Ash tree we removed this winter. Pink Dogwoods are beautiful Spring, Summer and Fall.
Tonia M on Mar 20, 2016
for my back yard
Maria G on Mar 16, 2016
Our friends in OK needed a pick-me-up and love their garden. This seemed the perfect answer and it was. It was a perfect gift for a perfect spot in the garden, just outside their back door. Even the armadillos can't hurt it! We surprised and pleased our dear friends.
Russell M on Mar 8, 2016
I purchased a dogwood years ago from you. It gets prettier each year. It also is a survivor for we had deer nibble it for years but it is making it.
Enes C on Mar 5, 2016
it's pretty. shade tolerant.
Eric A on Feb 1, 2016
Just love dogwoods
Judith R on Dec 19, 2015
It is a beautiful tree and will help offset global warming
Bret & Brittany D on Dec 18, 2015
I like color and the fact the flower was all pink.
David B M on Dec 8, 2015
wife likes. they are beautiful trees
Terry G on Apr 25, 2017
I picked the pink dogwoods for the beautiful color and also the shape of the tree. Planting several to create a barrier between our property and the property next door. They are supposed to be fast growing and drought tolerate. So excited to get them and get planted.
Rhonda L on Apr 12, 2017
If I were to purchase this as a christmas gift. Obviously the ground will be frozen. Will it survive for a few months in the pot it is shipped in?
Tara L on Nov 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes it would be ok to keep it in the pot until its ready for planting.
Planted my pink dogwood tree a few months ago all the green leaves on it has dried up and several branches turned black. I did prune all of them off does this mean my tree is dead or will it be ok ?
Diana G on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I had the same issue last year, it takes some days/weeks for the tree to adapt to the new soil, but the tree is not dead. Water it twice per week and you will see the changes. Good luck.
Do dear like to eat the leaves?
JoJo M on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are rarely damaged by deer. Keep in mind, if deer get hungry enough they will eat anything.
I live in Clovis NM. Local nursery folk tell me a dogwood will not thrive here because of our soil conditions. Will this version work for me?
Cindy W on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The pink dogwood will tolerate a range of soil conditions, acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.
Can you prune this tree so that you have six feet of exposed trunk? I want to put it in front of a fence and have the canopy begin at top of fence. How close to the fence can I plant it?
Julie G on Sep 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: after three years in the ground, you can certainly shape the tree as you have suggested. be careful to account for the heights to be added through a mature growth, this tree being at least thirty feet tall. prune to shape late fall with well cleaned shears to minimize infections. enjoy the shade!
I am looking for a shade tree to plant in my backyard. Consideration... Pool will be 10-13 feet away from the tree. Will the roots on a dogwood tear up the concrete around the pool, or try to get watcher from my pool?
Nicole N on Apr 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do not have an invasive root system, nor water seekers so you can plant them near a pool.
Do you need to spray pink dogwoods with anything?
Becky B on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No , fertilize in the spring and fall , ours looked dead this year, but the leaves came out of the brown buds.
There are options to buy pink dogwood planting kit, and planting mix for pink dogwood. Do I need both? If not, which option to choose?
Barbara R on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Actually I didn't buy either. I mixed peat moss with the soil and cow manure and added organic plant food. About a cup. I mixed it all together and filled in the hole. I had good soil to start with though. If your soil is not good, then go with the mix. Enjoy. I got flowers this year, the first and I am very happy.
what are the best growing conditions for a Pink Dogwood Tree ?
Vicki T on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Choose a planting site for your Dogwood that receives light or filtered shade. Dogwood trees are highly adaptable to many soil types. However, they thrive best in moist, fertile soils high in organic matter. The soil of your planting site should be well drained, with a 5.5 pH level.
My frient told me Pink Dogwood can survive in wet soil. I plan to plant it in the corner of my backyard where always has water cumulation during the raining days. During the raining season, the water can stay there for a week. Can Pink Dogwood really can survive there? I live in Chicago (zone 5).
Tinawu on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Pink Dogwood's soil should be moist but not over saturated. Don't let it sit in standing water. Dogwood trees possess very shallow root systems that are susceptible to drying out in the absence of regular rainfall. It is best to water your tree once or twice a week. Be sure, though, to water correctly. Light green leaves are a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves signify both over watering and under watering. Watch for these and any other signs that your tree is getting too much or too little water.

The Pink Dogwood will survive in Chicago.
Can it be planted near a fence?
Jeannine C on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe it would need to be 4-5 feet out. It would also need to receive a little shade as well, as a fence can reflect back heat and over stress the tree. Also, make sure the soil is loamy and if not, mix in a generous portion of peat moss or leaf mold or something like that, and be sure it's well drained, but that you don't allow it to dry out completely. I'm still experimenting with getting them to take. I have 2 new ones this year that seem to have a chance.
Can dogwoods be planted in smaller spaces in my yard?
Gina W on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From my experience they grow slowly, but they will spread out as they do and it depends on the size of the space. They are a small tree but need at least a good 20 feet.x 20 feet. You might be able to train it through judicious pruning
how many feet per year does it grow?
Cindy D on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The average growth rate is 12-18" per year.
will pink dogwood do well in virginia beach, 3 blocks from ocean with salt spray in the air?
gary l on Mar 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately Pink Dogwoods would not do well with the salt spray.
what is the botanical name of this pink dogwood?
Vannessa L on Nov 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The botanical name is Cornus florida 'Rubra'
In the description, it says partial sun. Can it thrive in full sun?
Sherryberry on Sep 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I lost 2 smaller trees in full sun. The only one that thrived was under a canopy of pines.
I've heard that dogwoods can smell ...bad. What does this tree smell like?
Ron A on Jun 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm afraid I sold the house where I planted my pink dogwood before it ever got a chance to grow and bloom. However, i grew up with dogwoods around my house and never noticed a bad smell. In fact, they had very little smell at all, but what I remember of them was pleasant. One note, though: if anyone in your house has severe pollen allergies, dogwoods, like other flowering trees, can be hard on allergy-sufferers.
What can you put in hole when planting a dogwood tree to prevent tree from dying?
Donna T. on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dirt and water work best. (LOL) I wouldn't put in anything except maybe a little bone meal mixed into the soil before filling in. Wait a couple of years before adding ORGANIC fertilizer. Incidentally, the place I planted one of mine was in standing water much of \the winter because of heavier than normal rains and it's still leafing out now that spring is here. They seem to be quite hardy, but they don't grow that quickly.
When is the best time of year to plant this dogwood tree?
Betty M on Sep 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted them about this time last year, end of summer/beginning of fall and had new flowers by spring
Can i plant a Pink dogwood Tree in the fall in zone 7?
Suzanne L on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If that's in Southern Cailfornia
Mine did great
what is the scientific name for this pink variety?
john t on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. The scientific name for the Pink Dogwood Tree is "Cornus Rubra". If you have additional questions regarding this tree or any of our products please feel free to contact us at 1-888-504-2001.
What is the pollen like with this tree? Will it cover my car in yellow or pink pollen?
Kirstin S on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My tree has not flowered and I do not notice any pollen. It seems to be growing fine. Maybe I should be asking a question!! I assumed, that it needed to be better established before flowering.
Do you have any clump variety dogwoods that would survive in wet soil conditions and in a shady area?
Pamela W on Nov 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dogwoods work well in moist, well-drained, acidic (5.5 to 6.0 pH) soil that is high in organic matter.
My property has a septic tank. How evasive is the root system?
Kathryn A on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They do not have an invasive root system. I would plant at least 10-12 foot away from a septic system.
Do you have to have a male and female tree for them to bloom correctly?
Wayne H on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No you do not. They have bisexual flowers on them.
My. back yard is in front of a lake in jacksonville, Fl. It will get lots of west sun. I love the look of these trees and would like to have a couple.....How much space do I need for each....Pink and white, or red and white ?
olaya S on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Pink and White Dogwood space them about 15 foot and the Red Dogwood 25 foot apart
I have had my tree a couple of years now. The first year the top of tree died,but this year it is getting new growth on bottom, but as the Summer ends the leaves look like they have a mold problem . I this how the "Fall'' foliage" should look?
Kathleen G on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have had my tree for 2 years. In late summer mine also looks like you describe. I wish it looked better, but it leaves out fine the next spring. I;m not sure if this is a characteristic of this type tree.
when is the best time to plant?
glenda l on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most people prefer to plant in the spring or fall. You can also plant in the summer you would just want to make sure the tree is getting enough water when the temperatures are up.
I live in Bakersfield Ca, the area where I would like to put a tree is in the west part of my yard. In the summer temps get very very hot up to 108 and the tree will be in this hot sun most of the day. Having said all that will a pink dogwood survive in this kind of enviroment?
Maxine H on Jul 22, 2015
I believe you are in zone 9a-9b. If you plant your dogwood bareroot in late winter, very early spring it should have time to establish before the heat arrives. For the first year you may have to baby it on very hot days ( a patio umbrella temporarily works well). If it planted in sun to dappled shade it will do better. Happy Gardening
what zone do pink dogwood trees grow best?
susan c on Jul 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.

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