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Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling'
  • Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling'
  • Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling' - autumn colour

Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling'

£60.00

(Flowering Dogwood) An unusual, vigorous selection, Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling' is a flowering dogwood with masses of large white flower bracts and a distinctive upright habit.

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An unusual, vigorous selection, Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling' is a flowering dogwood with masses of large white flower bracts and a distinctive upright habit. The leaves are dark green in summer, turning attractive shades of scarlet and dark red before falling in autumn.

Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling' is an excellent choice of large shrub or eventually small garden tree for summer interest as the flower bracts stand out very well against the dark green foliage.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling' grows to be a large shrub or eventually small tree with an upright habit when young, spreading once mature.
    • Height: 6 m (20 ft).
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft).
  • Notes: The flowering of Cornus kousa 'Schmetterling' is somewhat dependant 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.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Site: Coastal Areas, Site: Windy, Soil: Dry/Sandy
Special Features
Fruit - Ornamental, Suitable for Containers, Autumn Colour, Flowers in Summer

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