Raised in Japan, and noted for its very large leaves which turn fiery red in the autumn. The flowers also are larger than usual with prominent light pink bracts. Will make an outstanding specimen small tree. Fully hardy. Best in full sun or light shade in rich and slightly moister soils - mulch well!. H:2-5m
A smaller cultivar, distinguished by the elegantly pointed red bracts around its flowers. Leaves are dark green, colouring red and orange in autumn. A very similar plant grows wild on Mount Fuji in Japan. Fully hardy. Best in full sun or light shade in richer and reliably moist soils. H:2-4m
Cornus kousa 'Bultinck's Giant Flowers' has been selected for its relatively compact size and unusually large flowers. This makes it especially suited to smaller gardens where it will grow into a medium to large sized shrub.
A small tree or large shrub, 'Cappucino' has been carefully selected for its beautiful dark red leaf which contrasts vividly with the large white flowers which fade gently to pink. Grow in fertile, moist but reasonably well drained soil in full sun or light shade. Can grow to a height of 3m after 10 years
Chinese. Extremely pretty deciduous tree, producing masses flowers that open cream turning white then pink in early summer. Happy in either sun or partial shade;. Purple/red autumn colouring. H:3-4m. Fully hardy.
Raised in Japan. More compact than its parent species, this is a reliably flowering variety and the large pink bracts make for a spectacular early summer display. The leaves turn vivid yellow and red in autumn. Best in full sun and rich soil. Fully hardy. H: 2-3m
'Moonbeam' was selected for its extra large flower, up to 15cm in diameter. Leaves are dark green, contrasting markedly with the cream white flowers. Also noted for a more open and vigorous growth than other 'kousa' varieties. Best in deep, fertile and reliably moist soil, in full sun or light shde. Fully hardy. H: 2-6m
A spectacular deciduous shrub with attractive creamy-white margined mid green leaves up to 8cm long. This flowering dogwood forms a large shrub or small tree and produces flower heads surrounded by 4 tapered bracts to 5cm long. Hardy but doesn't like exposed, windy situations. H: 5m. Best in cool, partial shade.
A more stocky than usual form, with large pure white flowers bracts in early summer. Good aurutmn colour as the leaves turn to yellow, red and orange. Best in full sun or light shade in richer and somewhat moister soils. Mulch well with well-rotted garden compost if in doubt. Fully hardy. H:2m
Cornus kousa ‘Summerfun’ was selected for its beautiful white-edged leaves that don’t get sun burned in the bright sun (leaf scorch). The leaves are also a bit oblong shaped. The autumn colouring of the leaves is yellow and red, this mixed with the variegated colour makes a spectacular sight.
Cornus kousa ‘Summerfun’blooms with white flowers and red fruit.
Plant in rich fertile soil in full sun or light shade..
Highly desireable large shrub or small tree, pretty much guaranteed to be the THE talking point in the garden when it comes into flower, bearing a mass of flowers, each carrying large pure white bracts. Red fruits follow in the autumn, the season ending with a fanfare of flaming red foliage. Fully hardy. Moist and fertile soils preferred. H: 2-3m
Deciduous tree or large shrub. Dark green oval leaves turning red in autumn. Excellent kousa cultivar with very large creamy-white flower bracts in early summer. Full sun or semi shade on soil rich in organic matter and not prone to getting very dry - mulch if necessary. Hardy. H:2-5m.