Cornus kousa var. chinensis
This large deciduous shrub or small tree produces small flower heads but large cream bracts that can be 4 to 6 cm in length. These develop into deep pink almost red fruit that look almost strawberry like. In autumn it's leaves turn a lovely red or orange colour before falling.
Generally not harvested.
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late autumn/early winter.
Leaves turn an orange or red colour.
Flowers with showy white bracts cover the plant in summer.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
This low maintenance plant gives architectural interest to large borders or woodland settings.
Generally pest free but can suffer from Cornus anthracnose disease.