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Rosy Teacups® Dogwood

Cornus C. kousa x C. nutallii Rosy Teacups®


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-t- Tree Planting Kit
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.

-t- Planting Mix
Rosy Teacups® Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your Rosy Teacups® 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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

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

Mature Height:

20-25 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.




15-20 ft.

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Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Cornus C. kousa x C. nutallii Rosy Teacups®

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Stunning Blooms Sure to Steal Your Heart

Large Pink Blooms – Superior to Other Flowering Dogwoods
The Rosy Teacups® Dogwood is a floriferous, remarkably strong bloomer that will fill you with pride when it’s in bloom.

Planted alongside a driveway - or as a featured specimen in the middle of your lawn, this tree will enrich your landscape with vibrant color like no other. Its rosy-pink blooms emerge in late spring, flush and hold for 3 weeks or more with an unmatched show of free blooming wonder.  As the most prolific bloomer of all dogwoods, they present the largest bloom of the species, emerging from bracts measuring as wide as 3 inches across!

The Brightest Pink of the Year
Known for its compact, dense heads of floral bracts, Rosy Teacups®superior blooms range from a dark pink through to a red rose color with a burnt magenta along their margins.  Not only are they larger than typical dogwood flowers, there are quite simply, many more of them than on other Dogwoods.  To add to the visual splendor, the blooms overlap each other, creating a dramatic display varying pink hues.

This Dogwood grows close to the ground featuring thick, oval shaped leaves around 4” in length.  During the season, their glossy green shade creates a dense backdrop that enhances the vibrance of the pink blooms.

You’ll Have Big Pink Blooms the First Summer
You don’t have to wait years for this tree to start blooming. Your tree will come alive with bursts of flowers the very first year. The blooms start off as a creamy white color, quickly changing to bright white and then finally the showy pink color begins to emerge.  While it’s characteristically slow growing, the majestic appeal makes up for its lack of speed.  It will eventually reach heights up to 20’-25’ over a 15-year period, and you can expect this tree to thrive summer after summer for a lifetime.    

Everlasting Beauty – Even Through Autumn
The Rosy Teacups®Dogwood’s strongly held leaves transition from their glossy green of summer to a striking red foliage in the autumn months.  When you’re looking for another burst of color for your landscape, the burgundy-colored leaves make a strong impact in any setting.

Proof that it is Trouble-Free Tree
15 years of research and testing have shown this hybrid to have no disease or insect problems. Provide it with a well-drained, somewhat acidic soil environment, with some mulch to keep its roots cool and it will continue growing trouble free!  Hardy to Zone 6 and above, it’s tolerant to humidity, heat, pests, and moisture.  Plant in full sun or partial shade for best results.

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Looking good so far
The tree arrived in beautiful shape and can't wait to see the blooms. Added vermiculite to the soil to discourage little "varmits" so we'll see.
June 15, 2017
6 months ago
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Tree is looking good have a few buds showing up
Appears you done a good job with packing and shipping
August 17, 2017
4 months ago
Rosy Teacups
This is the second one sent to me without container and both times the trees arrived dry, the first one worse than the second, but still dry. Hoped to save the second one but looks like it's not going to make it. Talked to Elvis and another will be sent but I'm going to wait until September so the weather is cooler. Very disappointed that they are being sent without containers like before.
July 13, 2017
6 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Rosy Teacups® Dogwood

Rosy Teacups® Dogwood Planting Diretions

Seasonal, Location, and Exposure Considerations:


Rosy Teacups Dogwood is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8.  Tolerant to partial shade but prefers full sun, the Kousa strain of this tree can tolerate temperatures as low as –14°F.  With a potential to grow 10’ tall, be sure to give it enough room when planning the site.  During the first winter, protect from wind borne salt spray as it will effect winter survival.  You should plan to provide regular moisture during hot, dry summers.


Soil Preferences


Rosy Teacups prefer to be grown in a well-drained, acidic soil; but they are more forgiving than some acid lovers and can persist in compacted, slightly alkaline, and even dry soils.  However, they will thrive and do best in a soil with plenty of humus and organic matter; of medium moisture; and well drained…a sandy loam is a good all-around texture to aim for.


Planting and Care – Container Grown or in Pots


When growing in containers, plan ahead, choosing a deep pot with a slightly larger width than the container the plant comes in.  The container should have several drainage holes in the bottom to ensure drainage; and an inch or two of clean stone in the bottom of the pot to further ensure water movement is a good idea.  The goal is to keep excess moisture away from the roots as they grow.


Choose a potting soil designed for bonsai, or one that is well drained, has good organic content, and is slightly acidic.  If blending your own potting mix, use a nutrient rich soil mixed well with mature compost to create a nutrient rich soil that drains well and approaches ‘loam’ in general texture.


Fill the bottom of the pot with a layer of soil, position the dogwood tree in the center of the pot, and examine where the top of the root ball ends up.  It should be level with the eventual soil line, which wants to be slightly below the lip of the container to keep water from spilling over the sides when watering.  Once at the height, depth, and position you are looking for, backfill the container about half way and water thoroughly to remove air pockets.  Finish backfilling, repeat watering, and let the soil settle before once again watering until you can see water leaving the bottom of the pot through the drainage holes.


Choose a location for your potted dogwood in a warm, sunny location providing about 8 hours of partial shade to full sun.  Maintain a generally moist soil environment for your establishing dogwood.  You should allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings as a continuously wet soil environment is not good.  Just don’t let it dry out completely.  Water evenly, preferably with a water can or slow coarse spray.  Check the soil moisture by touch before watering and make sure the surface 2-3” have dried out somewhat before adding more.  Water until you see it coming out of the bottom of the pot.


You can feed your Rosy Teacups Dogwood with a balanced, slow release fertilizer at about half strength, with about 90 days between feedings during the growing season.  Always spread the fertilizer evenly across the soil surface and do not over fertilize.


You will want to prune your container grown tree only when it is dormant.  Always use sharp tools and use good hygiene.  Remove all dead growth and stems as they appear.  You should thin the interior branches so as to open the plant up, ensuring better air circulation and facilitate the plant to capture the sunlight.


Planting and Care – Outdoor Growing in the Garden


Springtime is the best season to plant flowering dogwoods.  This allows them to become established before growth commences, when the air is somewhat cooler and the soil media is uniformly moist.  Kousa dogwood is particularly sensitive to fall planting.  If you must plant in the autumn, pay closer attention to soil texture, watering guidelines, and try to do it early enough to enable root establishment to begin.  Mulch will also aid in protecting the young roots from winter damage.


The planting hole should be at least 3 times the diameter of the container and root ball the plant arrived in.  Dig your hole, blend your organic amendment with the extracted soil off to the side, and make sure there is no compacted soil in the bottom of the planting hole.  If this is a concern, dig the hole deeper and backfill to desired depth using your blend.  Allow for the appropriate depth so that the top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should set about an inch above the garden’s soil level.  Gently separate the roots with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.  Never plant the tree deeper than the soil level around it.  Follow guidelines as above… backfill about half way, water well, allow for settling, then finish filling.  Water thoroughly after planting.


When planting is complete and the soil has been well watered, apply a layer of mulch over the top.  If you’ve planned ahead to provide a good source of organic nutrients, fertilizer is not needed and should be avoided but in very small amounts to avoid burning the roots.  Use mulch to keep the roots cool in the hot, dry summer months.




The Rosy Teacups Kousa Dogwood tree, once established, has a relatively low requirement for watering.  Be conscious of water balance while establishing, and if you are prone to or experience a long dry spell in the hot summer months, water as needed.  While tolerant to reduced soil water balance, a hot dry spell will cause the leaves to scorch if they cannot be hydrated by the roots.




Dogwoods prefer slow release, organic forms of nutrients.  Decomposing mulch, well matured compost, and slow release materials are advised over the use of synthetic fertilizers.  Promote root growth in their initial season by not using fertilizer sources high in available nitrogen like fresh manures.


Weed, Insects, and Diseases


Rosy Teacups Dogwoods are relatively hardy, and don’t have significant disease or insect pest problems generally.  Most of the occurrences of disease relate to improper soil moisture balance.  It’s still a good idea to monitor for the occasional insect problem, for which most can be controlled with non-toxic materials.  If removing diseased portions of the plant, dispose of them by removing completely offsite or burning.


Pruning and Training


You can prune your Rosy Teacups but do so only during dormancy, other than ongoing removal of dead shoots and branches.  Remember that the buds you see in the fall are those which will bloom the following year.  Avoid pruning for the first year or two.  A well-established dogwood only needs pruning ever 5-10 years.  In container grown situations, wait until the plant is happily growing, perhaps after the second year, and shape/prune according to your spatial considerations.


Pruning the center of the plant to encourage air flow and sun exposure is also advised.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
Color and fast growing tree
Anna G on Jun 13, 2017
I like the color.
Yvonne B on Jun 7, 2017
Color and fast growing tree
Anna G on Jun 13, 2017
We chose this tree to a co-worker who recently lost his mother.
Brian D on Jun 12, 2017
I like the color.
Yvonne B on Jun 7, 2017
Really beautiful tree. Going to look amazing in my front yard.
Andrew E on May 9, 2017
We chose this tree to a co-worker who recently lost his mother.
Brian D on Jun 12, 2017
Really beautiful tree. Going to look amazing in my front yard.
Andrew E on May 9, 2017
LEW K on Sep 17, 2017

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