Cornus kousa 'China Girl'
  • Cornus kousa 'China Girl'
  • Cornus kousa 'China Girl'
  • Cornus kousa 'China Girl'

Cornus kousa 'China Girl'

£35.00

(Flowering Dogwood) Cornus kousa 'China Girl' 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.

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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. Plant in a position with plenty of sun for the best possible flower display.


  • 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.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Fruit - Ornamental, To grow in a pot, Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)

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