Cornus kousa var. chinensis China Girl Cornus

Cornus

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

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • S Size: Small
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Autumn colour

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