Cornus kousa 'Weisse Fountaine'
(Flowering Dogwood) A handsome large shrub or eventually very small tree, Cornus kousa 'Weisse Fountaine' has huge number of white flower bracts once established which although not weeping, weigh down the branches and give an elegantly pendulous habit.
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A handsome selection, Cornus kousa 'Weisse Fountaine' has huge number of white flower bracts once established which although not weeping, weigh down the branches and give an elegantly pendulous habit. The bracts are most attractive in early summer and are followed by strawberry-like fruits in autumn. The leaves are dark green in summer and turn pretty shades of red/orange in autumn before falling.
Cornus kousa 'Weisse Fountaine' grows to be a large shrub or eventually very small tree and flowers best in a position with full sun and a little space in which the attractive habit can fully develop. Also known as Cornus kousa 'White Fountain'.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Cornus kousa 'Weisse Fountaine' will tolerate dry soils once established.
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Flowering Period: June.
- Flower Colour: Creamy white
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Cornus kousa 'Weisse Fountaine'grows to be a large shrub in the short term or eventually small tree with a dense, branching crown and slightly pendulous branches.
- Height: up to 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft).
- Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 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
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Fruit - Ornamental, To grow in a pot
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