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Cornus kousa 'Venus'

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Cornus kousa 'Venus'

Plant details

This relatively new hybrid is a cross between Cornus nuttallii and Cornus kousa var. chinensis. It's 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. Mature trees may also form strawberry-like fruits. In autumn the large, glossy leaves fade to rich yellows oranges and purples. Its size and length of interest makes Cornus kousa 'Venus' an ideal for a small garden.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Cornus

Species: kousa

Cultivar: Venus

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 400cm

Flowering period: June to June


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