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Scarlet Fire® Dogwood TreeCornus kousa 'Rutpink'

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  • Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree

    Big 4-5" blooms in a unique fuschia color.

  • Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree
  • Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree
  • Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree

* Images shown are of mature plants

Scarlet Fire® Dogwood TreeCornus kousa 'Rutpink'

1 review
Flowering Trees

Four-petaled, fuchsia blooms that last! 

  • Deep pink flowers that last several weeks
  • Resistant to pests and disease, drought- and heat-tolerant
  • Attracts pollinators with blooms and small, edible fruit
Available Sizes:
  • 2-3 ft.
  • 3-4 ft.
  • 4-5 ft.
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Long-Lasting Fuchsia Blooms!

Unlike common pink or white dogwoods, the Scarlet Fire® Dogwood Tree’s flowers boast a one-of-a-kind fuschia color. No other dogwood offers the tree’s signature four-petaled blooms in such a deep, rich hue. 

On top of its gorgeous color, the Scarlet Fire Dogwood also has an unusually long flowering season, lasting for six to eight weeks in the springtime! The tree also has dark green leaves with purple streaks which contrast beautifully with the pink flowers. And in fall, the trees’ leaves will transform into charming reds and oranges.

With its standout color, the Scarlet Fire Dogwood can be a centerpiece in your landscaping. At full bloom, it will certainly be a standout - and requires limited shaping because of its naturally-rounded shape. Plus, this tree also produces small red berries that gardeners find quite tasty - many describe it as sweet and spicy, similar to persimmons! 

Like other dogwoods, the Scarlet Fire is a tremendously easy tree. Tolerant of both drought and heat, this cultivar is also more disease- and pest-resistant than other dogwood varieties. 

Ready to add one of the most vibrant flowering trees to your yard? Order your Scarlet Fire Dogwood now! 

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a spot in your yard that receives full to partial sun. If you live in a higher, sunnier zone, your dogwood will appreciate some shade. 

Scarlet Fire flowers will achieve the most dramatic color if planted in a well-draining, acidic soil, too. It takes about two years for the Scarlet Fire flowers to develop their fuchsia color - they will remain a lighter pink without sufficient light and soil quality.

When planting, make sure to dig a hole 2 times wider and just as deep as the tree’s root ball.  

2. Watering: Your dogwood needs about an inch of water each week. If it’s not receiving this much rain, make sure to water it accordingly.

3. Fertilizing: If you plant your dogwood in fall, add mulch around its roots in winter. 

4. Pruning: Prune your dogwood in late winter to ensure the tree grows vigorously in spring.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 25 ft.
Mature Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Partial shade preferred, can tolerate full sun in cooler zones
Blooms: April-May
Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate
Botanical Name: Cornus kousa 'Rutpink'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,FL
Grows Well In Zones: 5-9 outdoors
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5-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Exceptionally pleased!

Over the years I have dealt with different mail order plant nursery purchases. I located FGT on the internet when I could not find the tree I wanted locally. The FGT website is one of the best and displays excellent images of products. I found the tree I wanted and the ordering process was very easy and quick to deal with. I was surprised and pleased when the tree then arrived two days ahead of announced schedule. I found the tree to be packaged extremly well..totally secured in it's box and less than a hand full of potting mix spilled. Very impressive considering the tree traveled from South Carolina to the Oregon coast. The tree was advertised as a "3-4 foot" specimen and measures exactly four feet high. The tree is in full foilage and no broken limbs. The growth habit is excellent and the trunk is straight. I could not be more pleased with this tree and the whole process from start to finish with FGT and just ordered my second tree. Five stars all the way!! My only comment, and not a criticism, just an observation. Before I ordered this tree I went on chat to ask a couple of questions. The person I talked to came up right away and was generally helpful but I was surprised that the person told me that they did not know what "growth habit" of the tree referred to. Interesting!