Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Tree
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Leaf
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Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Tree
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Leaf
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 389
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 927
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 995
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood
Cornus x 'Rutgan' PP #24,952
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$225.00
Order 3 or more $245.00 each
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We are delighted to be able to offer the amazing Variegated Stellar Pink® Dogwood—a plant unlike any other Dogwood tree you’ll find.  Give this sensational ornamental tree a premium location in your landscape where you can watch the show change from season to season.  Late spring brings sweet, star-shaped, cotton-candy-pink flowers to your garden.  In summer, emerald green leaves with generous margins of white take center stage, and in fall, the green parts of the leaves turn purple, while the white parts turn Day-Glo pink.  All thisin one disease-resistant hybrid tree to boot—makes Variegated Stellar Pink® Dogwood a very special tree indeed!

Growth Facts

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

East meets West in the Rutgers Hybrid Dogwoods, thanks to the pioneering work of Dr. Elwin Orton.  Plants from opposite sides of the globe were brought together to engineer new trees with built-in disease resistance.  To create Stellar Pink®, the only pink-flowering tree of the series, Orton crossed Japanese Kousa Dogwood with a red-blooming American Flowering Dogwood named ‘Sweetwater.’  Fast-forward to the 21st Century, and a nurseryman named Dennie Hill discovers a variegated branch on one of his Stellar Pinks®.  The gardening public falls in love with Stellar Pink® all over again!

The Details

Don't you just love it when nature gives you little gifts? Just like this variegated version of the Stellar Pink® Dogwood! It was discovered as a "mutant" growing off of the original Stellar PInk® - now propagation of this beauty gives you green and white variegated leaves which change to brilliant shades of of pink and red. Quite a lovely specimen for your garden!

How to Grow

Rutgers Hybrid Dogwoods are more durable than the native Flowering Dogwoods of the Eastern U.S., but they will repay some extra TLC given them.  A crumbly soil (not sticky) is ideal, and regular irrigation (but no standing water) will yield the best results.  This selection, like many variegated plants, ought to be afforded some afternoon shade in the Southern half of the country, though a good daily dose of morning sun is necessary to coax out the best pink and red leaf-tones when they turn.  Fertilize in fall.

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-Slow
Leaf Color Green/White
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Pink/Red
Flower Color Light Pink
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
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 No
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

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Size A Trees:

4-5' tall shipped in our #7 tree container. Brand new introduction from Rutgers University. A truly fantastic tree.

Size B Trees:

6-7' tall when shipped. Well branched and well formed. Vigorous tree grown in our #15 tree container. Bower & Branch favorite variegated selection.

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Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Tree
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Leaf
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 389
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 927
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 995
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1183
Stellar Pink® Variegated Rutgers Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1345