Cornus kousa 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 trees for sale

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Height in 10 years
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2-year White Fountain tree - in a 7L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£34.95
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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

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Sunlight: Tolerates shade Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Small spaces
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Fruit colour: Pink
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: Brown - light

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe

Similar varieties

  • 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.