Pink Dogwood - Cornus florida rubra by jules572
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The Pink Dogwood tree has very large pink flowers that appear in the early spring before the foliage comes out. The foliage turns a brilliant red in the fall, followed by bright berries, which last, into the winter. The trees grow to a height of 15 feet. This deciduous tree is the Classic Single Pink flowering beauty. The Pink Dogwood is a very popular and widely planted tree.
Pink Dogwood trees have bright red fruits, which are loved by birds, and mature in early fall and usually persist until the middle of December. The Pink Dogwood has reddish brown wood and is extremely hard and has been used to make tool handles. The Pink Dogwood is a great landscape and ornamental tree.

The Pink Dogwood is the sister to the native American White Dogwood. Similarly, it makes an excellent ornamental specimen near a patio, on corners of homes, or in groupings. The Pink Dogwood should be planted in partial shade in rich, acid, moist well-drained soil. The Pink Dogwood will tolerate full shade but flowering will be diminished.

Clusters of bright red football shaped fruits, about a half-inch long, appear on the Pink Dogwood following the flowers and often last into winter. The birds love the Pink Dogwood berries. Hummingbirds seem to like to stay in or around a Pink Dogwood.

Nikon D300S

Taken: May 30 2011

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Comments

  • Brent McMurry
    Brent McMurryalmost 4 years ago

    amazing shot. beautiful!

  • Thank you Brent much appreciated…Jules

    – jules572

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous Julie! Looks totally different from what I got! Beautiful detail!

  • Thank you Robin for your favour. This is the one I took in Kitchener, went back yesterday and the rain has done it’s damage to the flowers…Jules

    – jules572

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettalmost 4 years ago

    What a magnificent image. Beautiful in every way. Brenda

  • Thank you BRenda for your visit and favor, always nice to hear from you, much apprecaited…Jules

    – jules572

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice soft colors in this capture Jules…inst fave BTW!!!

  • Thank you Larry for your favour your support is greatly apprecaited…Jules

    – jules572

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, this is fabulous Jules. Outstanding work.

  • Thank you Teresa for your favor so pleased you enjoyed this image…Jules

    – jules572

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 4 years ago

    Great capture Julie, and a terrific write up. A definite fave. That was another enjoyable day spent together. >Ron<

  • Thank you Ron for your favour as always much appreciated. See you in a few weeks at the gardens, weather permitting..Jules

    – jules572

  • ImagesByLeonie
    ImagesByLeoniealmost 4 years ago

    Great image, Julie. I love it.
    It was nice sseing you again last week at GRIPS.
    Leonie

  • Thank you Leonie, so happy you found it eye appealing…Jules

    – jules572

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous shot !!

  • Thank you Jules, hope your ejoying the nice warm weather …Jules

    – jules572

  • karina5
    karina5almost 4 years ago

    What a shot, it is simply gorgeous. Your feature is well-deserved, congratulations. Karin

  • Thank you Karin, what a pleasant surprise and a nice way to start a new day…Jules

    – jules572

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful! Congrats on your feature in Nature’s Paintbrush – so well deserved!

  • Thank you for your favor, your visits and comments are greatly appreciated…Jules

    – jules572

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