If there is one plant that is beautiful for several seasons, it is the Japanese dogwood. The flowers are four-flowered, creamy white to bright white, and surrounded by bracts about 6 cm in size. In full bloom the Japanese Cornelia is particularly decorative. When the sun cooperates, you get red fruits that resemble raspberries. These have a diameter of about 2 cm and long, red stems. Cornus kousa var. chinensis with its unusual leaf shape looks best in a solitary position and should not be crowded by other shrubs. This hardy ornamental shrub can grow up to 8m high and about 6m wide. The Cornus Kousa var. Chinensis should be planted in a sunny to semi-shady position, the plant will thank you with strong, white (to slightly pink) flowers in June/July and edible, aromatic fruits after flowering. In autumn the leaves change to a bright red colour.
This attractive flowering dogwood from Asia should be planted in a well-drained, slightly acidic soil. When old, the Cornus Kousa is frost hardy and does not need regular pruning, but young plants do and should be protected in winter.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round.
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