Cornus Stellar Pink Dogwood

Description

Flowers: The most distinctive feature of ‘Stellar Pink’ is its abundant pink flowers. These blooms appear in early spring, typically before the leaves emerge, creating a stunning display. The flowers are larger than those of the typical native flowering dogwood and are a soft, delicate pink color, adding a touch of elegance to the landscape.

Foliage: ‘Stellar Pink’ has oval-shaped leaves that emerge after the flowers. The foliage is green during the growing season and transitions to shades of red, orange, and purple in the fall, providing additional seasonal interest.

Size and Growth Habit: ‘Stellar Pink’ is a small to medium-sized tree, usually reaching heights of 15 to 20 feet tall with a similar spread. It has a rounded, spreading growth habit, forming a graceful silhouette in the landscape.

Disease Resistance: ‘Stellar Pink’ is known for its resistance to anthracnose, a fungal disease that can affect flowering dogwoods. This makes it a reliable choice for areas where anthracnose is prevalent.

Wildlife Attraction: The flowers of ‘Stellar Pink’ attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, while the fruits, which develop after flowering, are eaten by birds, providing wildlife habitat benefits.