Purple Glory Flowering Dogwood
|Price per Plant
Cornus florida ‘Purple Glory’
The Purple Glory Dogwood is a true purple-leaved dogwood that was first observed by Clark C. Boyd of Boyd Brothers Nursery in 1966. A chance seedling, the cultivar was patented by Boyd Brothers Nursery on March 2, 1979. With leaves that are dark purple in coloration and blossoms of four dark red bracts, the plant offers a unique appeal for dogwood enthusiasts looking for a dogwood outside of the typical description. Its plant patent number is #4627. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Diseases & Insects
Dogwood anthracnose is the most serious; trees are also susceptible to powdery mildew, leaf spot, canker, root rot and leaf and twig blight; stressed trees also become vulnerable to borers, leaf miners, and scale
True flowers are greenish yellow and unimportant, each 1/4 inch across, in a crowded 1/2 inch wide head, showy parts of inflorescences are the 4 red bracts which are obovate or emarginate, about 2 inches long, the entire involucre (bracts) 3 to 4 inches across, occur in April to May, effective for 10 to 14 days depending on the weather; true flowers are borne in short stalked comes (umbels?) and are subtended by the handsome bracts; normally in full regalia in mid April
zone 6a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
Leaves are opposite, simple, oval or ovate, 3 to 6 inches long, 1 and 1/2 to 3 inches wide, abruptly acuminate, broad cuneate to rounded at base; leaves emerge green and turn to brilliant purple when grown in full sun, glaucous beneath and usually only pubescent on the veins, with 6 to 7 vein pairs; leaves have a consistent red to reddish purple fall color; one of the most consistent trees for excellent fall color
20-40 feet tall at maturity with an equal or greater spread
What am I buying?
We sell Purple Glory Dogwoods as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.