Cornus kousa 'Venus'

Cornus kousa 'Venus'

Dogwood

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cornus kousa 'Venus'
  • Common name: Dogwood
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 6m

Spread: 4m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Flowers

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Cornus kousa 'Venus' is a relatively new hybrid, 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. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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