Pink Dogwood Tree

 Dogwood (Pink) Cornus satomi

Small deciduous tree.  Attractive horizontal tiers of branches. 

This Asian dogwood is native to the islands of Japan as well as Korea. It was first seen and described by von Siebold of the Dutch East India Company. Plants were not introduced into the west until 1875. This cultivar is a late 20th century development to promote strong pink hues.

Splendid pink to red bracts followed in Fall by hanging red fruit. Moderate grower to 20 ft. high, 15 ft. wide.

Needs regular watering – weekly, or more often in extreme heat. 

Leaves: Autumn leaves have red-scarlet tints. Summer foliage is green.

We bought our little tree when our favourite nursery had a close out sale in 2011. The deer nibble it which has stunted it somewhat but it seems to be making a come back.

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2 Responses to Pink Dogwood Tree

  1. hernibs says:

    Haha you’re funny. The cartoon was Dagwood, this is Dogwood, our provincial flower. The pink one is a planted
    version of our wild white Dogwood trees. We have several throughout our woods and they are protected.

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  2. lovealways7 says:

    Never seen one up close, but I do remember the cartoon in the paper..🤗

    Like

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