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Dogwoods - now you're barking up the right tree! The Cornus or Dogwood genus of trees and shrubs has family members from both North America and Asia. The Dogwood most commonly grown in NZ hails from North America and is known as Cornus florida. In this case "florida" actually means flowering rather than place of origin. The Americans love this tree so much it is the State tree for both Virginia and Missouri. Cornus kousa which hails from Japan is becoming more popular in NZ and Cornus kousa Moonlight is a firm favourite with the team here at Wairere. All Dogwoods are deciduous and frost hardy with the exception of Cornus capitata which is semi evergreen and only tolerates light frost.



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Pagoda Dogwood. This attractive tree has a tiered arrangement of branches decorated with layers of fresh green leaves. In late spring small sprays of creamy white flowers appear and are followed by black berries. Plant in a sunny spot in rich well drained soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Cornus Alternifolia

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Dogwood. In spring the bare branches are decorated by pretty pink bracts that surround the tiny flower which in itself is insignificant. Fresh green summer foliage has attractive autumn tones prior to leaf fall. Plant in the sun in nice rich acid soil for best results. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Cornus Andrea Hart

Current Stock Height: 90/120 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Pagoda Dogwood. This attractive tree has a tiered arrangement of branches decorated with variegated green leaves with white margins. In summer small sprays of creamy white flowers appear and are followed by black berries. Plant in a sunny spot in rich well drained soil. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Cornus Alternifolia Argentea

Current Stock Height: 110/120 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Cornus Beni Fuji L/W  ? 

The Asian Dogwood is often described as a large shrub because of its multi-stemmed habit rather than having a single trunk. Dark green foliage in spring-summer with good autumn tones before fall. The flower bracts are large, star shaped and a deep pink. Very showy in late spring. Est.10yr.growth.

Cornus prefer a nice deep rich acid soil so choose your planting spot well.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Cornus Beni Fuji L/W

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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This large multi-stemmed shrub has the most beautiful variegated foliage in various shades of green and creamy white. The leaves are off-set by the purple shading of the twigs. Large showy white flower bracts in late spring. Special. Likes nice rich acid soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Cornus Bonfire

Current Stock Height: 90/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Cornus Cherokee Chief L/W  ? 

An American hybrid valued for the ruby red flower bracts that appear in spring. The new spring foliage is an attractive bronze-red before turning the usual green. Striking autumn colour adds to the overall value of this specimen tree. Plant in a sunny spot in nice rich soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Cornus Cherokee Chief L/W

Current Stock Height: 100/115 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Cornus Cherokee Daybreak L/W  ? 

This Dogwood is valued for the decorative variegated foliage. The fresh green leaves are attractively margined in creamy white with just a hint of pink in spring. The flower bracts are showy and white. Excellent autumn colour. Plant in a sunny position in nice rich soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 3.5m

Cornus Cherokee Daybreak L/W

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Cornus Cherokee Princess L/W  ? 

This is a lovely form of the ever popular 'Dogwood' Creamy white flower bracts are produced in abundance over spring. The green summer leaves turn to shades of orange, apricot and red prior to leaf fall. Worthy of a place in any garden. Prefers nice rich acid soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Cornus Cherokee Princess L/W

Current Stock Height: 80/120 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Cornus Cherokee Sunset L/W  ? 

Showy red flower bracts appear in spring followed by red strawberry fruits that birds love. The variegated green foliage is broadly outlined with lemon yellow, with hints of bronze and pink in spring. Striking autumn colour. Plant in a sunny position. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Cornus F Cherokee Sunset

Current Stock Height: 80/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

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A very pretty oriental Cornus that has showy white flower bracts which appear on the horizontal layered branches in spring-summer. The flowers are followed by small red fruits. Very pretty in full bloom. Green summer foliage colours well prior to leaf fall. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Cornus China Girl

Current Stock Height: 130/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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