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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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
    none
  • 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 var chinensis

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

 AWARD
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

 
Large
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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

 
Large
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£65.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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