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Flowering dogwood
Cornus kousa chinensis

This is the Chinese Dogwood, and features a mass of large white blossom, followed by attractive autumn leaf colours.
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Growing


Flowering dogwood
Cornus kousa chinensis
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive bark
Height 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
Growth habitUpright-spreading
Growth rateSlow
VigourAverage vigour
Site conditionsCoastal site
Occasional drought
SunlightTolerates shade
Prefers full sun
Useful forSmall spaces
PruningDo not prune
Disease resistanceGood
Gardening skillBeginner
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Identification


Flowering dogwood
Cornus kousa chinensis
Country of originChina
Flowering monthMay
June
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
Fruit colourPink
Annual cycleDeciduous
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
BarkBrown - light
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Using


Flowering dogwood
Cornus kousa chinensis
Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
WildlifeAttractive to birds
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