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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
Gardening skillBeginner
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive bark
Growth habitUpright-spreading
Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
Flower colourWhite
Flowering monthMay
June
Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
Leaf colour - summerGreen
Fruit colourPink
SunlightTolerates shade
Prefers full sun
PruningDo not prune
Growth rateSlow
Site conditionsCoastal site
Occasional drought
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Identification


Flowering dogwood
Cornus kousa chinensis
Country of originChina
BarkBrown - light
Annual cycleDeciduous
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Using


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