CORNUS continued
last updated 20/10/2014

If the unrivalled range of Cornus confuses you, then just drop me through an e-mail to 
detailing what you need the tree to achieve, and I will do my best to help you.

Don't forget that there are lots of lovely specimen plants to help get you going more quickly. 
With their dense root system, Cornus establish better from a larger plant.

CORNUS kousa 'Claudia'
I received this, and originally listed it, as 'Claudine', however I believe 'Claudia' is now the accepted name. A pretty selection of vigorous, upright habit. High quality white bracts and fruit are freely produced.

CORNUS kousa 'Doubloon' 
A tall, upright growing form; the young stems are covered in tiny silvery hairs. An exciting American selection with additional bracts around each flower cluster giving a semi-double effect. The result is an even more dramatic floral display.

CORNUS kousa 'Dwarf Pink' 
A Japanese selection with narrow, pink bracts which pale towards the centre. The compact, bushy habit makes it a great choice for small gardens.

CORNUS kousa 'Ed Mezitt'   
This American selection has purple new growth, with the leaves remaining bronze until flowering time in June. The bright orange autumn colour is some of the best, whilst wide creamy bracts overlap to give good floral effect too.

CORNUS kousa 'Elizabeth Lustgarten' 
This one has a distinctive habit - the leader is still upright, but the lateral branches weep to give a graceful, weeping, rounded crown. The white bracts which pinken with maturity are arguably the showiest of the weeping cultivars.

CORNUS kousa 'Fanfare'
A rapid grower with an upright to fastigiate growth habit. White bracts. It is particularly hardy, surviving temperatures as low as -29C.

CORNUS kousa 'Fernie's Favourite' 
Thanks to Charles Fernie, previously of Grayswood Hill for this lovely plant. Thought to be an original introduction from the wild, the creamy bracts become marked with distinct pink splashes.

CORNUS kousa 'Galilean'
An excellent recent selection, part of the "Biblical Series" from Jim Zampini of Lake County Nursery, Ohio. Impressive, with upright habit and enormous creamy bracts, broad and rounded at the base to give a much more substantial impression. Free fruiting too.

CORNUS kousa 'Gay Head'
This floriferous selection is upright in habit. The white bracts are curved or ruffled and vary in size.

CORNUS kousa 'Girard's Dwarf'
Previously known as 'Girard Nana', that name was not valid according to modern nomenclature rules since it mixed Latin and modern languages. This dwarf form is a deceptively heavy bloomer.

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