Flowering Chinese Dogwood

Cornus Kousa Chinensis

The Cornus kousa Chinensis or Flowering Chinese Dogwood is a large and beautiful shrub native to China, the...
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The Cornus kousa Chinensis or Flowering Chinese Dogwood is a large and beautiful shrub native to China, the Chinensis differs from the cornus Kousa variety by a greater development, large leaves of 5 to 10 cm and a profusion of much larger flowers .

Able to reach a height of 7 m for 5 m of spread, it is particularly decorative by its elegant appearance, its erect then spreading habit, with horizontally tiered branches and its spectacular flowering. In May-June, elegant flowers surrounded by 4 pure white bracts of 3 to 5 cm almost entirely cover the branches of Cornus kousa Chinensis. At the end of summer, these turn into small edible red berries resembling strawberries, very popular with birds! Initially a beautiful clear green, the deciduous foliage takes in the fall, a beautiful bright red hue turning purple.

Resistant down to -20 ° C, the Flowering Chinese Dogwood thrives in acidic, fertile and slightly moist but well-drained soil. It tolerates a sunny situation in temperate zones but prefers partial shade.

Particularly decorative by the elegance of its port and its spring and autumn colors, the Cornus kousa Chinensis deserves a special place in your garden, it will offer you alone a spectacle that will seduce you. In a shrub bed, it will happily accompany heather earth plants.


  • Common name Flowering Chinese Dogwood
  • Family Cornaceae
  • Number of species 45
  • Origin China
  • Category shrub
  • Height 7M
  • Spread 5M
  • Foliage deciduous
  • Hardiness -20°C
  • Blossom May - June
  • Color of flowers white
  • Fruit edible, strawberry-like, popular with birds
  • Harvest August-september
  • Position partial shade
  • Use isolated - shrubbery - hedge
  • Soil acid
  • Habit upright
  • Earth to use 50% universal potting soil and 50% heath earth
  • Enemies nothing to report
  • Possible diseases anthracnose
  • Date of last repotting 15/12/2020
  • Copyright image Boland F.
  • Photo taken Botanical garden of Meise


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Delivery scheduled between the 2021-12-08 and 2021-12-10
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Delivery scheduled between the 2021-12-09 and 2021-12-14
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Delivery scheduled between the 2021-12-07 and 2021-12-08

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