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Scientific Name: Cornus x rutgersensis 'Rutcan'
Pronunciation: KORE-nus ex root-jerr-SENSE-iss
Common Name: Constellation dogwood
Family Name: Cornaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Habit with tiered horizontal branching; new growth reddish; floral bracts on this cultivar are well spaced (not overlapping); fruit absent.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Form: Oval - vertical
Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:4 - 5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin (Cornus florida x C. kousa)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Constellation dogwood
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Purple, Dark-red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Caudate
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Head-like, Spike
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Additional Info: 4 large white rounded bracts per inflorescence

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Bark or Stem Colour:

Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Deer resistant
Specific Pests: resistant to dogwood borer, resistant to anthracnose
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