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Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire (Courtesy of Rutgers University)

Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire® PP28311

Dogwood - Kousa

Scarlet Fire® ('Rutpink') Kousa Dogwood is a lovely new introduction from Dr Tom Molnar's work at Rutgers University. The bracts, appearing in June, are a dark strong pink which hold up well in our hot summer weather and often are showy for up to 8 weeks. Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire® is a juvenile bloomer and vigorous grower, with clean disease resistant foliage. The classic red hanging fruit follows the flowers and the fall foliage color is also shades of red. This is the most pink, heaviest flowering Kousa Dogwood we know.

PRN Preferred:  Plentiful dark pink flowers, heavy bloomer at an early age.  The best pink we have seen.


25 Feet


20 Feet

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone

Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
17 Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire (Rutpink) #7 5-6'+ (deep pink to red) 50 8/1/2024
Characteristics & Attributes
Cut Branches
Fall Color - Attractive
Fruit - Edible
Fruit - Ornamental
Soil Conditions
Bloom Time
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Special Recognition
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tree Type
Ornamental (<30')
Foliage Color
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