CORNUS kousa

Commonly known as Japanese dogwood


CORNUS kousa

 
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  • Deciduous
    Wavy-margined, dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long turn deep crimson-purple in autumn.
  • White
    Flushed pink
  • Height
    7m (23ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Flaking bark. Green flower heads to 1cm (½in) across surrounded by 4 bracts 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long followed by fleshy, red 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
    Good to know - strawberry-like fruit is edible, though skin is tough and unpalatable. Bracts are more tapered than C. florida.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none. Resistant to anthracnose.
  • Place of origin
    Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate 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
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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Cornus (Flowering) - Growing Guide
Cornus Coloured Stemmed Dogswoods - Growing Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
7m (23ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CORNUS kousa

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

CORNUS kousa 'Gold Star'

CORNUS kousa 'Gold Star'

Chinese dogwood

Leaves have a central blotch of golden-yellow. As the season progresses the centre turns red and the margin turns purple

 
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CORNUS kousa 'Samaritan'

CORNUS kousa 'Samaritan'

Japanese dogwood

Variegated with creamy-white and green foliage

 
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CORNUS kousa 'Satomi'

CORNUS kousa 'Satomi'

Japanese dogwood

Deep pink bracts. Leaves turn deep purplish-red in autumn

 
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CORNUS kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

CORNUS kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

Japanese dogwood

Stunning trailing white leaves which are tinged pink when young and unevenly mottled with white and a hint of yellow along the leaf edges

 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis

CORNUS kousa var chinensis

Chinese dogwood

White flushed pink

 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl'

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl'

Chinese dogwood

Very large creamy-white bracts in late spring. Red and purple autumn colour and exfoliating bark

 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Milky Way'

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Milky Way'

Chinese dogwood

Prolific flowerer with white flowers and grey-green leaves turning red in autumn

 
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