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Cornus controversa

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Description

This beautiful plant has wonderful white flowers and has an oriental look about it. Its snowy white flowers look like a cloud of snow has been delicately placed all over this wonderful, charming plant. This tree will be a charmer and capture the hearts of many. This tree with its oriental look will have you transported to oriental countries while sitting in your own garden.

Interesting facts.

This plant is a medium to a tall ornamental flowering tree that enjoys the sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. The growth rate is moderate to rapid. Its form is picturesque and wide-spreading: this plant has horizontal branches.

Seasons of Interest:

   Foliage: Fall    Bloom: Summer, early   Fruit: Summer-Fall, red berries  

Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites.  Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. When stressed, this plant is susceptible to a large number of disease problems, most serious is dogwood anthracnose. Other diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spot, canker, root rot, and leaf & twig blight. It can also become vulnerable to borers. 

 

 

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Shikokumontana aka Hemsl.'
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#bees#purple#white#sun#deciduous#fall color#birds#pollinators#full sun#partial shade#spring#cream#white flowers#wildlife plant#tree#nectar plant#shelter#spring flowers#flowering tree#berries#specialized bees#trees#cream flowers#purple fall color#Andrena fragilis#Andrena integra
Cultivars:
  • 'Shikokumontana aka Hemsl.'
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#bees#purple#white#sun#deciduous#fall color#birds#pollinators#full sun#partial shade#spring#cream#white flowers#wildlife plant#tree#nectar plant#shelter#spring flowers#flowering tree#berries#specialized bees#trees#cream flowers#purple fall color#Andrena fragilis#Andrena integra
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cornus
    Species:
    controversa
    Wildlife Value:
    Fruits are attractive to birds, and plants provide nesting sites. Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Dimensions:
    Height: 35 ft. 0 in. - 45 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has 0.25 in. reddish to purple to blue-black fruit (berries). Fruits are attractive to birds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 3-7 in. flat-topped cyme of creamy white flowers in May-June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has 3-6 in. alternate, simple leaves that may develop a purple fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees