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 Tree of the month
Cornus florida & Cornus kousa – Flowering dogwoods
by Kevin Slezacek
Cornus florida and Cornus kousa are two species of dogwoods often referred to as Flowering Dogwood. The C. florida is the American box or American dogwood, C. kousa has
many common names including Korean dogwood, Japanese dogwood, and Strawberry dogwood.
Both species are large shrubs or small trees which can reach heights of up to eight metres but are more commonly around 3-4m. This deciduous plant prefers a neutral/acidic soil that is both moist and well drained and thrives in full sun but will tolerate some partial shade.
The flowering dogwoods are grown for the large bracts that surround the flowers which are produced in late spring. The decorative green foliage turns to a warm red/purple in the autumn. There are several named cultivars of both species; “China Girl”, “Cherokee Chief”, “Cloud Nine”, “Milky Way” are just a few that are readily available.
The dogwoods require minimal pruning although removal of lower branches to add clearance to the main stem is advised to create nice shaping for the shrub.
n Should you need professional advice on trees, shrubs and hedging contact Kevin Slezacek at James Blake Associates, 34-52 Out Westgate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3PA. Tel 01284 335797 www.jba-landmarc.com
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