4 of the best
( owering dogwood)
6m 5m rounded canopy mid-spring to early summer
Native to the US. White to pink bracts, vibrant autumn colour and red fruit. It grows as a multi-trunked tree. ‘Cloud 9’ has large, white bracts.
4m 4m rounded to vase-shaped canopy late spring to early summer Masses of large, white bracts on a compact deciduous tree. Individual bracts are pointed.
6m 4.5m rounded to vase-shaped canopy
late spring to early summer
Hybrid developed at Rutgers University in the US and selected for large bracts, ornamental fruit and bright red autumn leaf colour. ‘Satomi’ has pink bracts, and ‘Rutdan’ (also sold as ‘Celestial’) has large, white bracts but no fruit.
C. kousa C. mas chinensis C. orida
8m 6m rounded canopy spring
Native to southern Europe, with yellow bracts and smooth, red, cherry-shaped fruit, this is more drought tolerant than the others.