Red Flowering Dogwood, Cornus Florida 'Rubra'
The flowering Red Dogwood tree is used by many homeowners and landscape artists for its brilliant multi-faceted scarlet blooms. These long-lasting blooms flourish in April and May. This tree is also a significant resource to many animals including birds, giant silk moths, mammals, pollinating insects and bees. The fruit of this tree ripens in autumn months and consists of a nutritious high-fat content that over 35 bird species love. The Red Dogwood has a medium growing rate and matures to approximately 25 inches tall. The oval leaves grow anywhere from 3-6 inches. A Red Dogwood Tree can bring life and brilliance to any dull yard. Their immense foliage provides excellent shade for animals and humans alike.
Red Flowering Dogwood is Native to Eastern North America
Looking for a tree with beautiful red flowers to add to your yard? Then look no further than a red dogwood tree. Native to North America, this particular species is very a popular landscaping tree because of how it looks, especially in the spring. This easy to take care of tree blossoms each spring with either red or pink flowers that give the tree its name. The tree looks good in more than just the spring time.
It is a native to Eastern North America. The Red Dogwood tree blooms with red flowers in the spring months and then reddish-purple leaves in the fall. The height combined with the red and pink flowers make this a stunning addition to any part of the yard.
The Red Flowering Dogwood not only can bring a great deal of beauty into one’s yard but it can also attract small animals and wildlife. With a large amount of color from the blooms they attract the attention of birds and often hummingbirds as well with the beauty.