Position: Full sun.
Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. In the United Kingdom, Cornus x rutgerensis 'Aurora' is perfectly hardy as long as it recieves plenty of summer heat to ripen the new growth. In cold or exposed, windy areas, this plant would benefit from being planted in more shelter, preferably near a south facing wall or fence.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Cornus x rutgerensis 'Aurora' grows to be a large shrub or eventually small tree with a branching and sometimes slightly tiered form.
Height: 6 m (20ft).
Spread: 5 m (16 ft).
Notes: The flowering of this Cornus is somewhat dependant upon the previous years summer weather. After a long hot summer, the following years flowering will be magnificent and after a cold, wet summer the following years flowering will be poor or sporadic. This plant is a cross between Cornus florida, Cornus kousa, and Cornus nuttallii.