Cornus kousa 'Milky way'
(Flowering Dogwood) A handsome cultivar which is similar to Cornus kousa 'China Girl' with masses of milky-white floral bracts which smother the foliage in June.
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A handsome cultivar which is similar to Cornus kousa 'China Girl' with masses of milky-white floral bracts which smother the foliage in June. Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' has a slightly more vigorous, upright habit, lush green leaves which take on deep red and crimson tints in a good autumn. An attractive, ornamental shrub suitable for most gardens.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Flowering Period: June.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Small tree with a dense, branching habit.
- Height: 8 m (26 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.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large, Tree - Small
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Dry/Sandy
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowers in Summer, Fruit - Ornamental, Suitable for Containers