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BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Cornus - Cornus kousa 'China Girl (80 - 100 cm tall)'


Cornus kousa 'China Girl (80 - 100 cm tall)'
Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'China Girl (80 - 100 cm tall)'
Cornus kousa 'China Girl (80 - 100 cm tall)'
Cornus kousa 'China Girl (80 - 100 cm tall)'
Please click on the images to view larger photos
Price: £35.00 Quantity :

Description

This particular dogwood is an improved early flowering form of the more well known Cornus kousa var chinensis and has masses of large, creamy-white flower bracts in June. Brightly coloured, strawberry-like fruits follow the flower bracts in autumn after a hot summer.

The leaves are dark green in summer and turn pretty shades of red/orange in autumn before falling. It is an excellent choice for a sunny border and can also be grown in a large container if required.

Introduced from Hupeh, a central province in China in 1910, Cornus kousa has proved to be a first class, small, hardy tree with huge numbers of eye-catching bracts.

Supplied Size: Rootballed Plants (three to four years old, 80 - 100 cm tall)


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Cornus kousa 'China Girl' will tolerate dry soils once established.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Cornus kousa 'China Girl' grows to be a large shrub in the short term or eventually small tree with a dense, branching crown.
    • Height: up to 6 m (20 ft).
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft).
  • Notes: The flowering of this Cornus is somewhat dependent upon the previous years summer weather. After a long hot summer, the following years flowering will be magnificent and after a cold, wet summer the following years flowering will be poor or sporadic.

Plant Video

1) The superb display of flower bracts on the Cornus kousa 'China Girl' in our woodland gardens (taken in June 2012). This is a seven year old plant, height approx 7 ft, spread 6 ft.

2) A time-lapse video of the same Cornus kousa 'China Gir' showing the lovely flower bracts slowly develop and colour up. The full display lasts for around 5 - 6 weeks from late May to early July - Summer 2012.
10 frames per second, each frame approx 10 - 15 mins apart in real time.



 


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