Cornus 'Venus'

Cornus ‘Venus’

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.


  • Cornus 'Venus'
    Cornus 'Venus'

Cultivation Notes

Regular water although seems to be able to withstand some drought after getting established.

Additional Information

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.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Cornus

Variety: Venus

Height: 10ft to 15ft

Spread: >10ft

Growth Habit:
Water Needs:
Summer - Medium Water
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Nutrient Rich Soil
Season of Interest:
Zn8a - down to 10F

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