(Dogwood) Rare in the UK, Cornus wilsoniana is native to the forests and woods of Southern China, growing to be an elegant small, branching tree with ornamental peeling white and grey bark once established.
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Rare in the UK, Cornus wilsoniana is native to the forests and woods of Southern China, growing to be an elegant small, branching tree with ornamental peeling white and grey bark once established. Clusters of small white flowers in late spring are followed by blue-black berries in late summer and autumn. The leaves are dark green in colour.
Sought after for its impressive bark once mature, Cornus wilsoniana is most suitable for a warm, sunny position sheltered from strong winds.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Most well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Reasonably Hardy. Requires shelter from cold winds and protection from late spring
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Cornus wilsoniana grows to be a large shrub or eventually small, often multi-stemmed tree once established.
- Height: up to 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
- Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small, Shrub - Large
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Rare and Unusual, Ornamental Bark, Autumn Colour