Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey | Office of the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources [Licensing and Technology: Agricultural Products]


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Dogwood lovers have embraced Dr. Orton's hybrid varieties as being unique, both with flowering and form, which are significantly improved compared to the native American dogwood. Rutgers hybrid dogwood varieties have earned a reputation for improved performance as landscapers and gardeners now recognize Rutgers dogwoods to be highly resistant to the dogwood borer, while displaying significantly improved resistance to powdery mildew and dogwood anthracnose.