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Heartthrob Dogwood

Long-flowering variety

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 20 feet
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Date: Late spring to early summer
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Heartthrob Dogwood

Description
Showy clusters of rose flowers with hot pink bracts last one to two months. In addition to its long-flowering period, this stunning dogwood provides year-round interest. Its blue-green foliage turns dark red in fall—and its peeling gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. Heartthrob also produces an abundance of pink berries from early to mid fall. Attracts birds to the landscape. 2-3' bareroot. Cornus kousa 'Hearthrob'

Tree • Z5-9 • H20'xW20' • Late Spring to Early Summer • Sun-Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameCornus kousa 'Hearthrob'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread20 feet
  • Spacing20 feet
  • Hardiness Zone5-9
  • Flowering DateLate spring to early summer
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly
  • Winter CareA winter mulch is advantageous the first winter if fall planted
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormFlower bracts that are pointed at the tips with 4 petals.
  • Foliage TypeGlossy green pinnate leaves turn red in fall
  • Soil RequirementPrefers an acid, humus enriched soil that is well drained
  • Unique CharactersticsHicksnurseries.com: A magnificent flowering dogwood with rich pink flower bracts that last one to two months, much longer than other varieties, the deep pink hue is uncommon in this species; forms a small tree, ideal as an accent in the landscapeOrnamental Features:Heart Throb Chinese Dogwood features showy clusters of rose flowers with hot pink bracts held atop the branches from mid to late spring. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding dark red in the fall. It features an abundance of magnificent pink berries from early to mid fall. The peeling gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Heart Throb Chinese Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
  • Shipped2-3' BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit20 feet
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate
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