Named after the grand daughter of a Japanese nurseryman, Cornus kousa 'Miss Satomi' is an exceptionally free flowering selection with masses of large, rich-pink flower bracts in June. On occasions white flowers may be borne, sometimes on the north side of the plant whilst the south facing aspect has pink flowers.
The leaves are bright green, turning shades of red and orange before falling in autumn. After flowering, large ornamental red /or yellow fruit can be produced in a hot summer. A stunning garden plant!
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The young Cornus kousa 'Miss Satomi' in our woodland gardens (June 2011), with a fantastic display of pink flower bracts.
This Japanese selection of the Chinese flowering dogwood is named after the granddaughter of the Japanese nurseryman who discovered it and is one of the finest large shrubs or small trees in cultivation.
Cornus kousa is native to Manchuria, North Eastern China, noted for bitterly cold winters so they are fully hardy, even in the north of Scotland. However they do enjoy summer heat which ripens the young growths and causes flower bud initiation. How well they flower in midsummer is determined by the weather during the previous July so plant in a warm, sunny situation if possible.
Extract from an information poster in our arboretum