- Common Name(s):
- Dogwood, Stellar hybrids
- 'Stardust', 'Stellar Pink', 'Celestial', 'Ruth Ellen', 'Constellation', 'Aurora', 'Hyperion', 'Saturn'
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall Bloom: Summer, early Fruit: Summer-Fall, red berries
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites. Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. These hybrids are diseases resistant.
- 15-30 ft.
- Blooms in April just as, Cornus florida, blooms fade; bracts are about the same size as those of C. florida but are produced in greater abundance covering newly emerged leaves
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
- Horizontal branching; habit is wider than tall with branches low to the ground and a uniform spread all the way up
- 15-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 2-4 in. opposite, simple, dark green leaf; reddish-purple to scarlet fall color
NCCES plant id: 1964