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Cornus kousa 'National' - young bracts emerging in late Spring
  • Cornus kousa 'National' - young bracts emerging in late Spring

Cornus kousa 'National'

£65.00

(Flowering Dogwood) An unusual vase-shaped large shrub or very small tree once established, Cornus kousa 'National' has masses of large, creamy-white flower bracts in early summer once established.

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An unusual vase-shaped large shrub or very small tree once established, Cornus kousa 'National' has masses of large, creamy-white flower bracts in early summer once established. The flower bracts are followed by eye-catching red fruit in late summer (in a hot year). The leaves bronze-green initially, dark green in summer, turning orange and purple-red before falling in autumn.

Cornus kousa 'National' will usually produce its best display of flower bracts if planted in a position with plenty of sun.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Cornus kousa 'National' grows to be a vase-shaped large shrub or eventually small tree.
    • Height: 6 m (20 ft).
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft).
  • Notes: The flowering of Cornus kousa 'National' 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, Shrub - Large
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