Cornus hongkongensis

Common Name : Hong Kong dogwoodType : ShrubHabit : BushyHeight : 2.5-4 metresSpread : 2.5-4 metresFlower colour : CreamFlowering from : Juneto JulyFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Green& OrangeHardiness : H4
Hardy through most of the UK -10° to -5°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be Sheltered

Hong Kong dogwood, Cornus hongkongensis, is a deciduous tree native to China, Laos and Vietnam. It has a dense, upright habit. Its fresh green leaves have yellow margins, and turn beautiful shades of red and purple in autumn. Its large, white bracts are typical of cornus, and fade to a light pink with age. These are followed by small green fruit.

2020 – Keeps its foliage well throughout the winter. Tips a little dried out at the beginning of April. Too dry (hot wind)? Watered. Buds visible at the beginning of May. New foliage OK. Full flowering at the beginning of June. Good growth this season. Only one fruit!

2019 – Bought from ESAT La Simonière nursery and planted mid-September. Nice specimen of 170 cm high. Floral buds in October on older branches.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: O10