You won't miss it half way through the specimen
The group of plants called Cornus includes
approximately 40 species of plants ranging from small ground cover
plants to large trees.
The white flowers of Cornus kousa are in fact
modified leaves - bracts. In the centre of these are clusters of
are the tiny green flowers. In autumn, it produces large, edible,
strawberry-like fruit. The large green leaves turn to rich shades
of red and crimson
C. kousa is a great plant for larger gardens (this tree was
planted in 1966) where it is frost hardy and tolerant of most soil
types except very wet or dry.
AGM (Royal Horticultural Society
Award of Garden Merit). This award indicates
that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant
trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing
its garden worthiness.
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