Chinese Dogwood – Cornus kousa chinensis

$3.15

Magnificent flowering bonsai or feature garden plant.

As bonsai, the dogwoods are grown primarily for their flowers in summer and their colourful autumn foliage. This variety is no exception, and makes for a beautiful specimen that will look great maintained in an informal or slanted bonsai style.  

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As bonsai, the dogwoods are grown primarily for their flowers in summer and their colourful autumn foliage. This variety is no exception, and makes for a beautiful specimen that will look great maintained in an informal or slanted bonsai style.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds

In the Garden

Cornus kousa var. chinensis has pink to white bracts that make this lovely small tree a beautiful addition to any garden. Native to much of East Asia, it is a large, free-flowering deciduous shrub or small tree to 8m, with ovate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. It bears flower-heads with four ovate cream bracts 4-6cm long and deep pink, strawberry-like fruit. The bracts open creamy white, turning to a reddish pink.

Propagation

Dogwoods thrive in well-drained, relatively moist soils and prefers a sunny to lightly shaded position.

Common Name:Chinese Dogwood
Scientific Name:Cornus kousa chinensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 20
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:White
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds
Growing Information

In the Garden

Cornus kousa var. chinensis has pink to white bracts that make this lovely small tree a beautiful addition to any garden. Native to much of East Asia, it is a large, free-flowering deciduous shrub or small tree to 8m, with ovate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. It bears flower-heads with four ovate cream bracts 4-6cm long and deep pink, strawberry-like fruit. The bracts open creamy white, turning to a reddish pink.

Propagation

Dogwoods thrive in well-drained, relatively moist soils and prefers a sunny to lightly shaded position.

Product Details
Common Name:Chinese Dogwood
Scientific Name:Cornus kousa chinensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 20
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:White
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds