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CORNUS kousa 'Gold Star'

Commonly known as Chinese dogwood

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

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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Large £60.00 each

  • Deciduous - smooth-margined leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • White - white turning pink
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - shrubby habit. Produces flowerheads to 1cm (½in) across surrounded by 4 tapered bracts to 5cm (2in) long, white on opening, turning pink. Fruit is strawberry-like
  • 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
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Gold variegated
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical
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Cornus - Growing Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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