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White Fountain

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

    Next deliveries

    Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


    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
    • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flowering monthMayJune
    • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summerGreen
    • Fruit colourPink
    • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
    • PruningDo not prune
    • Growth rateAverage
    • BarkBrown - light
    • Annual cycleDeciduous
    • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe

    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.