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Stellar Hybrids Cornus hybrids

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KOR-nus hai-bruhdz
Description

Horizontal branching; habit is wider than tall with branches low to the ground and a uniform spread all the way up. Results of crosses made between Cornus florida and Cornus kousa.  These stellar hybrids are highly resistant to dogwood borers.

Seasons of Interest:

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

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. These hybrids are diseases resistant.

 

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Woodland Backyard Garden Walk
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aurora'
  • 'Celestial'
  • 'Constellation'
  • 'Hyperion'
  • 'Ruth Ellen'
  • 'Saturn'
  • 'Stardust'
  • 'Stellar Pink'
'Aurora', 'Celestial', 'Constellation', 'Hyperion', 'Ruth Ellen', 'Saturn', 'Stardust', 'Stellar Pink'
Tags:
#deciduous#white flowers#wildlife plant#nectar plant#fall interest#specialized bees#disease resistant#summer flowers#deer resistant#light pink flowers#whimsical#pollinator plant#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aurora'
  • 'Celestial'
  • 'Constellation'
  • 'Hyperion'
  • 'Ruth Ellen'
  • 'Saturn'
  • 'Stardust'
  • 'Stellar Pink'
'Aurora', 'Celestial', 'Constellation', 'Hyperion', 'Ruth Ellen', 'Saturn', 'Stardust', 'Stellar Pink'
Tags:
#deciduous#white flowers#wildlife plant#nectar plant#fall interest#specialized bees#disease resistant#summer flowers#deer resistant#light pink flowers#whimsical#pollinator plant#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cornus
    Species:
    hybrids
    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.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    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:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Blooms in April just as, Cornus florida, blooms fade; bracts are about the same size as those of C. Florida but are produced in greater abundance covering newly emerged leaves
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    2-4 in. dark green leaf; reddish-purple to scarlet fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer