Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire™ 'Rutpink' (Scarlet Fire Dogwood)
This is the first kousa released from the fabled Rutgers dogwood breeding program. It was selected it for its deep pink to fuchsia colored bracts. They almost glow from a distance. The bracts are pointed and do not overlap, developing an attractive starry shape.
Another very fine hybrid from Dr. Orton, this kousa x nuttallii hybrid has stunning pink-red blossoms. One of the top reds on the market. A well branched and freely-flowering tree, it is disease resistant, hardy, and has great red fall color.