Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Tree
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Leaf
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Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Tree
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Leaf
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 115
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Venus® Rutgers Dogwood
Cornus x 'KN30-8' PP #16,309
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$325.00
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You have never seen a Dogwood tree like Venus® Rutgers Dogwood.  The almost comically large, saucer-sized white flowers on this recently released hybrid tree are bigger than the blooms of any Dogwood tree you’ll find for sale.  This tree will be a hot topic of conversation in your garden!  Plant it in a prominent part of your landscape where the late-spring flowers will get all the attention they deserve, but give it room to spread.  Venus® Dogwood becomes a bushy, rounded tree reaching 20 feet in height and width.  Strategically sited, this densely branched tree could serve not only as a first-class specimen tree for your yard, but as a deluxe summer privacy screen as well.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Dr. Elwin Orton’s brilliant Dogwood breeding program at Rutgers University has yielded a bumper crop of fantastic new hybrid trees for the garden.  His Kousa Dogwood × Flowering Dogwood crosses (such as Celestial® and Stellar Pink®) receive all the attention—however, Venus® is different.  This showstopper is a cross between the Asian Kousa Dogwood and our native Pacific Dogwood of the West Coast.  Dr. Orton made the cross back in 1983, but didn’t release Venus® to the public until 2006.  After 20 years of observation, the original tree was healthy and robust and had never fallen prey to any insect pest or disease.

The Details

The flowers on this Dogwood are HUGE! The creamy-white flower bracts that appear in spring can measure up to 6" across - definitely not your typical Dogwood. This tree shows to be wonderful addition to any landscape in that it is a vigorous grower and has excellent drought resistance. Usually covered with deep green foliage throughout the growing season, but explodes with reddish-purple foliage in fall.

How to Grow

Hybrid trees often show what is known as “hybrid vigor,” which usually translates to fast growth, disease resistance, and larger flowers.  The Venus® Hybrid Dogwood is no exception.  It also blooms for a long time compared to other Dogwoods, and if you can bear to cut some flowers for a vase, they last a long time in water, too.  This stellar tree will give you lots of bang for your buck!  Like most Dogwoods, Venus® prefers a site in full sun to part shade.  It has a decent amount of drought resistance wired into its genes, but for the best results, water it regularly.  Not too much!  This tree doesn’t tolerate constantly wet soil.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Red
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award Yes
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

6-8' tall when shipped with developed branching and form. More open grower that has strong stem caliper to 1 1/2". Fast growing Dogwood selection. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Tree
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Leaf
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 115
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 942
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1179
Venus® Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1180