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RAINBOW DOGWOOD
Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

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Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs ample water. Leaves are green with yellow markings.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Cornaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 feet.

Width: 8 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Medium Green, Yellow or White, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Blocky.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 16.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers and Scales, Anthracnose, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus florida 'Rainbow' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 21, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cornus-florida-rainbow >

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