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Cornus kousa var. chinensis


Cornus kousa is a broadly conical, deciduous tree with flaking bark and ovate, wavy-margined, dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long that turn deep crimson-purple in autumn. In early summer, green flowers are produced in flowerheads, to 1cm (0.5in) across, and are followed by strawberry-like fleshy red fruits.
Cornus kousa var. chinensis is a large, free-flowering deciduous shrub or small tree to 8m, with ovate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. It bears flowerheads with four ovate cream bracts 4-6cm long and fruit deep pink, and strawberry-like. It differs from the species in that is has smooth margined leaves and large, tapered bracts to 5cm (2in) long which open creamy white and then turn white, and eventually red-pink.

Cultivation


Cornus kousa var. chinensis is best grown as a specimen tree in a fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade. It is not recommended for poor, shallow, chalk soils.
Plants are slow-growing when young, but they speed up after a few years.Cornus kousa is best left to develop with a central-leader or as a branched-head standard with minimal intervention. Gradually clear a short trunk when young by pruning in the autumn or spring and then keep pruning to an absolute minimum. Dead wood should be removed after flowering but Cornus kousa does not tolerate hard pruning.
Cornus are rarely affected by pests and diseases, though some may suffer from Cornus anthracnose. This fungal infection is most prevalent in cool, damp weather, with infections showing as spots on the leaves in late spring. Affected branches should be pruned out and burnt.
They may also succumb to honey fungus. 
Clerodendrum bungei
Berberis thunbergii ‘Cheal’s Scarlet’
Clerodendrum bungei
Cornus kousa var. chinensis


Cornus kousa is a broadly conical, deciduous tree with flaking bark and ovate, wavy-margined, dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long that turn deep crimson-purple in autumn. In early summer, green flowers are produced in flowerheads, to 1cm (0.5in) across, and are followed by strawberry-like fleshy red fruits.
Cornus kousa var. chinensis is a large, free-flowering deciduous shrub or small tree to 8m, with ovate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. It bears flowerheads with four ovate cream bracts 4-6cm long and fruit deep pink, and strawberry-like. It differs from the species in that is has smooth margined leaves and large, tapered bracts to 5cm (2in) long which open creamy white and then turn white, and eventually red-pink.

Cultivation


Cornus kousa var. chinensis is best grown as a specimen tree in a fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade. It is not recommended for poor, shallow, chalk soils.
Plants are slow-growing when young, but they speed up after a few years.Cornus kousa is best left to develop with a central-leader or as a branched-head standard with minimal intervention. Gradually clear a short trunk when young by pruning in the autumn or spring and then keep pruning to an absolute minimum. Dead wood should be removed after flowering but Cornus kousa does not tolerate hard pruning.
Cornus are rarely affected by pests and diseases, though some may suffer from Cornus anthracnose. This fungal infection is most prevalent in cool, damp weather, with infections showing as spots on the leaves in late spring. Affected branches should be pruned out and burnt.
They may also succumb to honey fungus. 
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