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Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

Flowering dogwood

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (31589)

Plant details

Flowering dogwood is a stunning sight in late spring when its branches are covered by white bracts. 'Rainbow' is a compact, upright shrub which has beautiful leaves which have golden margins. In the autumn, these turn red-purple with scarlet margins. Grow in neutral to acid, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Cornus

Species: florida

Cultivar: Rainbow

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 240cm

Flowering period: April to May

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