Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus

Cornus

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

Attributes

  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • S Size: Small
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Autumn colour

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