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CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl'

Commonly known as Chinese dogwood

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

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

  • Deciduous - ovate, wavy-margined leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
  • Cream - creamy white flushed pink
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - free-flowering, even when young. Produces flower heads to 1cm (½in) across surrounded by 4 bracts 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long, which fall early, followed by strawberry-like 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 - none.
  • Place of origin - Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
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2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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