CORNUS controversa

Commonly known as Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

Cream flowers, black fruits and rich purple-red autumn colour
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CORNUS controversa

 
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Medium £30.00 each 
  • Deciduous
    leaves to 15cm (6in) long are dark-green above, glaucous beneath and turn rich red to purple in autumn.
  • Cream
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tree
    Rounded tree with tiered branches. Creamy-white flowers are produced in large, flattish heads to 18cm (7in) across followed by blue-black fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - anthracnose
  • Place of origin
    China, Himalayas, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CORNUS controversa

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

CORNUS controversa 'Gosia'

CORNUS controversa 'Gosia'

Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree

Tiered branches and leaves variegated yellow tinged with pink

 
£52.50 each 
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CORNUS controversa 'Variegata'

CORNUS controversa 'Variegata'

Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree

Striking and very scarce slow growing variegated form with horizontal branching

 
Small
£25.00 each 
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Large
£60.00 each 
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