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
Further Reading....
  • 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

CORNUS kousa 'Gold Star'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • 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
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
Jan
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Oct
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Dec
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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