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botanical name:
Cornus kousa var. chinensis
Cornus kousa var. chinensis © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Chinese Dogwood
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 4.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Slow growing but eventually makes a large shrub or small tree. Pointed ovate leaves. Flowers have attractive large white bracts which fade to pink and red. Red, strawberry-like fruits are produced in autumn. This beautiful form is usually somewhat taller with more upright growth than C. kousa, with larger, smooth-edged, leaves.

Best in moist, well drained neutral to acid soil in light part shade or sun. Quite tolerant once well established.

If required prune while dormant in winter.

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