Cornus kousa 'Marwood Dawn'
(Flowering Dogwood) New to us, this is a large deciduous shrub or eventually very small branching tree with beautiful pale to dark pink pink flower bracts in early summer.
Usually has the best flower bract display once established when planted in a position with plenty of sun. Can be grown well in a large container if required.
New to us, this is a large deciduous shrub or eventually very small branching tree with beautiful pale to dark pink pink flower bracts in early summer. The leaves are bright green, turning shades of purple and bronze before falling in autumn. After flowering, large ornamental red /or yellow fruit can be produced in a hot summer.
Originally selected at Marwood Hill Gardens in Devon
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Flowering Period: June - July.
- Flower Colour: Pale to dark pink
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Cornus kousa 'Marwood Dawn' grows to be a large shrub or eventually spreading small tree.
- Height: up to 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft).
- Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft).
- Notes: The flowering of Cornus kousa 'Marwood Dawn' 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.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large (3m+), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Site: Coastal Areas, Site: Windy
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Suitable for Containers, Fruit - Ornamental, Flowers in Summer, Rare and Unusual