||Cornus kousa 'Schmred'
Heart Throb is a beautiful dogwood tree with deep green leaves and showy clusters of rosy flowers dusted in pink. Fall comes with inedible red fruit that birds love, and purple leaves that add drama to your landscape. The unique bark peels off in irregular patches, revealing a mosaic of mottled colors underneath, adding even more interest to this beauty.
Dogwoods (Cornus spp.) include a large group of flowering shrubs and woody trees. This group includes varying sizes of trees and sub-shrubs. While they vary in size, dogwoods are known for providing year-round interest from early spring flowers, delicate leaves, summer berries and brilliant fall colors. Dogwoods are favored for their elegant beauty and year round interest.
||Pink blush with foliage turning Green w/Red berries in summer.
||Dark purple foliage
||Specimen or accent tree. Shade garden.
||Keep protected from hot sun, wind. Minimal pruning to remove damaged branches only.
||Part Shade. Avoid afternoon sun and heat.
||All soil types. Well-drained, acidic soil enriched with plenty of organic matter. Prefers consistent moisture: Mulch will help retain moisture. Don't let soil dry out, nor become water logged: standing water will kill this tree.
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