CORNUS hongkongensis

Commonly known as Hong Kong dogwood

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

Glossy dark green leaves are coppery-red when young. Cascades of flowerheads with creamy-white bracts
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CORNUS hongkongensis

 
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  • Evergreen
    leathery, glossy leaves to 13cm (5in) long have pointed tips and are bronze-red when young
  • Cream
    4 showy bracts to 4cm (1½in) long
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Very variable shrub or small tree. The bracts surround spherical cymes of many small greenish flowers and are follwed by red or reddish yellow strawberry-like fruit
  • Tree
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - anthracnose
  • Place of origin
    China, Laos, Vietnam
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • 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
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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Cornus Coloured Stemmed Dogswoods - Growing Guide
15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

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