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Cornus Venus
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Cornus 'Venus'


Description: 'Venus' is a small, but tough, tree with excellent tolerance to drought and diseases. It bears large creamy white flowers, or bracts, 15cm across, in late spring. The bracts typically flush pink on their tips as they mature. Attractive strawberry-like fruits usually follow the flower bracts in autumn.

History: Developed at Rutgers University by Dr. Elwin Orton by crossing the Cornus Nuttallii with the Cornus Kousa Chinensis. This hybrid was created in 1983 and released to the public in 2006

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

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune