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Cornus kou Milky Way
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Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'


Description: A stunning small, upright, vase shaped tree, with huge, star shaped, creamy white flowers that bloom in abundance in early June, followed by raspberry like fruits that will attract birds. Leaves are dark green on top and blue-green on the underside, with purple-red autumn colour.

History: Selected from a seedbed in Ohio in the 1960’s and named for its abundant flower display suggestive of the many stars in the Milky Way! 

Cornus Growing Tips: Thrives in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Unsuitable for shallow, chalky soils.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 4m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune