Cornus x rutgersensis 'Celestial' /Galaxy Hybrid Dogwood


Foliage on a young tree

Foliage close-up

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Scientific Name: Cornus x rutgersensis 'Celestial'
Common Name: Galaxy Hybrid Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Green
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This cultivar, previously named 'Galaxy' was developed by crossing Cornus florida with Cornus kousa. It has brillant white flowers. Its growth habit is erect, but with spreading limbs. Best adapted for more northern landscapes where winter temperatures are quite frigid.