Cornus hongkongensis

Cornus hongkongensis

Hong kong dogwood

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cornus hongkongensis
  • Common name: Hong kong dogwood
  • Family: Cornaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Hong Kong dogwood, Cornus hongkongensis, is a deciduous tree native to China, Laos and Vietnam. It has a dense, upright habit. Its fresh green leaves have yellow margins, and turn beautiful shades of red and purple in autumn. Its large, white bracts are typical of cornus, and fade to a light pink with age. These are followed by small green fruit.

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Grow Cornus hongkongensis in a sunny, sheltered spot in moist but well-drained soil. Protect from wind.

How to grow Cornus hongkongensis

  • Plant size

    5m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do Take cuttings in November

Do Take cuttings in December

Cornus hongkongensis and wildlife

Cornus hongkongensis has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cornus hongkongensis poisonous?

Cornus hongkongensis has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People