Kousa Dogwood 'Scarlet Fire'
For reference only. Not currently for sale.
Light: Full to Part Sun
Photo by George Weigel
This newly developed kousa dogwood cultivar is a real springtime standout. 'Scarlet Fire' dogwood burst onto the landscaping scene in 2016 with blossoms in a dark pink shade yet to be achieved by other cultivars. The vibrant color has been drawing in homeowners and landscaper alike.
'Scarlet Fire' features unique, dark pink to fuchsia blooms that span 4-5" (color is light pink for the first 1–2 years as the tree becomes well-established; best color results from placement in fertile soil and full sun).
It blooms late May to early June. 'Scarlet Fire' tolerates both drought and heat and is more resistant to disease than other dogwoods. (Source: Arbor Day Foundation)