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Cornus hybrids

Common Name(s):
Dogwood, Stellar hybrids
Cultivar(s):
'Stardust', 'Stellar Pink', 'Celestial', 'Ruth Ellen', 'Constellation', 'Aurora', 'Hyperion', 'Saturn'
Category:
Trees
Comment:

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  

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. These hybrids are diseases resistant. 

 

Height:
15-30 ft.
Flower:
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
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Horizontal branching; habit is wider than tall with branches low to the ground and a uniform spread all the way up
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2-4 in. opposite, simple, dark green leaf; reddish-purple to scarlet fall color
Tags:
deciduous, disease resistant

NCCES plant id: 1964

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