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Cornus kou 'China Girl'

Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'China Girl'


Description: A large deciduous shrub with a broad, vase-shaped crown. The oval foliage is dark-green, turning striking shades of orange and red in the autumn. The flowers consist of four petal-like bracts with a central round boss followed by attractive strawberry-like fruits in autumn.

History: In cultivation since 1978. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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 3m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

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
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site