CORNUS kousa var chinensis

Commonly known as Chinese dogwood

CORNUS kousa var chinensis

Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £20.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
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Large £40.00 each 
  • Deciduous
    Smooth-margined leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
  • White
    White flushed pink
  • Height
    7m (23ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
    Flaking bark Large, tapered bracts to 5cm (2in) long which open creamy-white, turn white and then to red-pink.
  • 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 - introduced into UK by plant hunter Ernest (Chinese) Wilson in 1907.
  • Pests & Diseases
  • 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
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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 var chinensis


CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl'

'China Girl'

Chinese dogwood

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

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£65.00 each 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Milky Way'

'Milky Way'

Chinese dogwood

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

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£65.00 each 
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