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 'Steeple' 
As the name implies, this one is more upright in habit (but nowhere near to the point of being fastigiate), with lovely glossy foliage which colours well in autumn. Sharply pointed creamy bracts.

CORNUS kousa 'Summer Stars'
The bracts are particularly long lasting, with the first fruits colouring as the last bracts fade. More purple autumn colours in the right conditions.

CORNUS kousa 'Sunsplash' 
Bring the sun into your garden with this American introduction! Green leaves with yellow centres less dramatically defined than in 'Gold Star'. Slow growing with lovely orange autumn colours.

CORNUS kousa var. chinensis ' Temple Jewel' 
A floriferous selection which grows vigorously to form a distinctive vase shape with dense branching habit. The new leaves are noticeable variegated with yellow centres, through lime green to a dark green margin, though this diminishes as the growth ripens.

CORNUS kousa 'Teutonia' 
Most of our newer selections have come from the US, but this one is European. Large creamy white bracts as expected but it is the autumn colour which sets this one apart, even in a poor year. Translucent and fluorescent oranges with the light behind them, have to be seen to be believed.

CORNUS kousa 'Trinity Star' 

CORNUS kousa 'Tsukubanomine' 
Such a distinctive plant. Horizontal branching habit, which creates an effect not unlike the Viburnum plicatums. Much more exclusive though and quite different to the other Cornus we grow. Small and narrow, pointed bracts perch on top of the thin branches.

CORNUS kousa 'Weaver's Weeping'  
A slow growing but true weeping form which needs support to establish a leader. Our stock plant flowered profusely last year, and the smaller flowers were distinctly flushed pink.

CORNUS kousa 'Weisse Fontaine' 
An evocative name when translated to "white fountain", justifiably conjuring images of fountains of white bracts.

CORNUS kousa 'Whirlwind' 
As a young plant, the branches sweep spirally - looking as if they've been caught in a whirlwind! It does grow out of this eventually though.

CORNUS kousa 'White Dream'
A European selection with good-sized bracts produced prolifically.

CORNUS kousa 'White Dusted' 
A much smaller, slower bushy plant for a shady site, the leaves are delicately flecked with cream and white. I remember the first time I saw a decent sized plant of this - I was hooked!

CORNUS kousa 'White Giant'
The name says it all! 

CORNUS kousa var. chinensis 'Wieting's Select'
Selected in Germany, this form is particularly hardy, with excellent autumn colour. Masses of creamy white bracts as is to be expected from a named cultivar.

CORNUS kousa var. chinensis 'Wisley Queen'
Such is the esteem in which the magnificent specimen on Battleston Hill at the RHS Garden, Wisley is held, that it was eventually given a cultivar name. And this is that very plant. Statuesque and floriferous. Enough said.

CORNUS kousa 'Wolf Eyes' 
A dramatic recent variegated selection with strong white margins and subtle grey green centres to the leaf. Supposedly scorch resistant but I would only try growing it in full sun on really nice, moisture retentive soil (as always, not too wet in winter though!) One of the best of its group.

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