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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.
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
Skill level: Experienced
Flowering period: June to June
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