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White Fountain

Cornus kousa

White Fountain is a Chinese flowering dogwood, named for its large creamy-white flower-like bracts. In late spring these weigh down the branches, creating a cascading fountain effect.

The flowers are followed in late summer by small red/pink edible fruitlets, which look a bit like small raspberries, and contain allegedgely-beneficial anthocyanins.

In autumn the leaves turn from green to orange to dull red.

The bark may start to peel attractively as the tree ages.

White Fountain flowering dogwood trees for sale

  • 12-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £65.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

How to grow

Like most dogwoods, White Fountain is a small tree, which will eventually reach 3m-6m / 10ft-20ft depending on local conditions.

White Fountain characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plantAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Fruit colourPink
  • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
  • BarkBrown - light
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Cornus kousa chinensis
    Cornus kousa chinensis
    Cornus kousa chinensis
    This is the Chinese Dogwood, and features a mass of large white blossom, followed by attractive autumn leaf colours.