Constellation® Dogwood

Common Name: Dogwood

Scientific Name: Cornus Constellation® ‘Rutcan’ (C. kousa x C. florida)

Origin: Hybrid

Family: Cornaceae

Bloom time: Spring

This deciduous understory tree grows 16 to 22-feet-tall and blooms in well-spaced, showy, white floral bracts in spring and features red leaves in fall. As it is a sterile cultivar, there is no fruit. The Constellation® Dogwood prefers organically rich, acidic, moist soil and part shade. It is noted for having good resistance to borers and anthracnose which are common dogwood problems.

This hybrid, Cornus florida x Cornus kousa, was developed at Rutgers University.