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Cornus Red Pygmy®


The First Truly Dwarf Red Dogwood

Red Pygmy® Rutnut Dogwood is a ruddy darling that never reaches more than three feet during its first five years. The tallest it ever grows is close to seven feet, which means it is compact enough where similar varieties would spread like dogwood. This breed of dogwood becomes the perfect addition when you have spaces too small for full-sized trees.

Even though Red Pygmy has a short stature, it can still produce normal-sized blooms that spread three inches wide or more. Cross-shaped blooms appear in a pink to reddish color with white tips. Extremely floriferous, each floral bract creates an awesome spectacle on its dwarf foliage. You get beautiful blooms in late May that remains for the next three weeks or longer.

Any landscape is happy to have this blushing darling that produces red-orange leaves in autumn. Your pathway, driveway or garden border can hold its grace for many years. Just grow it in well-drained organically rich soil under full sun or part shade. About two or four inches of mulch help its roots remain cool and moist during hot summers.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Cornus
Species florida
Variety 'Rutnut'
ppaf PP#15,219
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft - 7 ft
Plant Width 5 ft - 7 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Idaho, Canada, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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