CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'

Commonly known as American boxwood, Flowering dogwood


Large deep pink bracts tipped with white
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CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'

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  • Deciduous
    Broadly oval to ovate, often slightly twisted leaves. Young leaves have a burgundy tint, turning green in summer and to brick-red in autumn.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Deep pink
  • White
    Tipped white
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading habit. Produces greenish flowers to 2.5cm (1in) across, larger than usual, with bracts to 5cm (2in) or more long and losse clusters of red, inedible berries in autumn
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - anthracnose.
  • Place of origin
    eastern North America.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)

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