Cornus kousa 'Scarlet Fire'


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Darkest pink flowers of any kousa variety
  • Smaller tree , compact habit
  • Burgundy foliage in the fall
  • Fruit attracts birds in the fall
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in full sun.  Soil should be moist, well drained.  Fertilize annually in the spring,  Prune any damaged branches after the winter.

Height: 15-20 ft
Spread: 15-20 ft
Price Level 1: $149.99~#7
Bloom Color: Burgundy
Zone: 5-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Burgundy
  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained