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Cornus kousa var chinensis
Cornus kousa var chinensis
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A lovely large shrub or small tree tree once established, with masses of creamy white flower bracts in early summer. The leaves are dark green, sometimes turning orange or red before falling in autumn.

This is a seed grown plant and can take a number of years to flower.

If you would like a reliable early flowering selection we would recommend one of our other Cornus instead, such as - Cornus kousa 'China Girl' which generally produce the beautiful white bracts after only 2 - 3 years.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (seed grown, approx 3 years old, 30 - 40 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: June - July.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Cornus kousa var chinensis grows to be large shrub in the short term or eventually small tree with a dense, branching crown after many years.
    • Height: eventually up to 8 m (26 ft) / or up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft) / or up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years
  • Notes: The flowering of this Cornus 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.


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