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Cornus controversa

Giant dogwood

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height8m to 14m
  • Spread6m to 13m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Cornus controversa (Giant dogwood). A round spreading deciduous ornamental tree native to China, Korea, Japan and the Himalayas. Has a straight trunk and layered branches. Alternate glossy leaves are dark green and strongly veined. White flowers are borne in flat clusters about 10 cm wide in early summer are followed by shiny black fruit in autumn. Can reach a height of 14m.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Dogwood

Origin

China, Korea, Japan, Himalayas.

Interest and use

Specimen with good autumn colour. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy, and will need sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture, or by hardwood cuttings in winter.

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