Fast growing small tree that gets to be 15′-20′ tall and wide. The large bracts appear after the tree has leafed out. The four bracts are about 8″ across, and start out cream, then turn to white and take on a pink tinge as they fade. Fall color is red to orange.
Regular water although seems to be able to withstand some drought after getting established.
Botanical name: Cornus ‘KN30-8’
VENUS is a hybrid dogwood (Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’ x Cornus nuttalii Goldspot’ x Cornus kousa ‘Rosea’) that was developed by Elwin R. Orton, Jr. as part of the Jersey Star series of dogwoods released by Rutgers University. U.S. Plant Patent PP16,309 was issued in 2003
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P17025
Found in Streambed,
There are two of these that provide the overstory for the streambed garden. The house looks down on them, means the blossoms are seen from above – which is the ideal location to see them because they are upward facing.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.