Cornus kousa var. chinensis


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Why We Love It

'Chinese Dogwood' is low maintenance but high impact.

Wide-open white flowers bloom in spring alongside rich green foliage.

During autumn, edible pink berries grow and the leaves turn vivid orange-red.

How to Plant

Cornus do well in full sun or partial shade and needs moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil like clay, loam or sand.

Into the Ground

Your Cornus will grow perfectly well in a pot or container, as long as your pot has enough room for the plant to properly extend its roots. This is especially important considering it can have a height and spread of around 2.5 m. You'll need your spade and a watering can, plus soil and peat-free compost.

  1. Sprinkle a little soil and compost in the bottom of your pot.
  2. Add your Cornus, backfilling with soil, using your spade or hand.
  3. Firm up and then water.

Into a Pot

Once you've chosen the right spot for your Cornus, gather your spade, watering can and peat-free compost.

  1. Dig a deep hole roughly twice the size of the plant's rootball.
  2. Mix in a generous amount of soil and compost and add this into the hole.
  3. Gently spread the roots of the plant and then place the plant inside the hole.
  4. Backfill soil and water generously until set.
  5. Prune in spring by cutting back stems close to the ground and apply some organic matter around the base of the plant afterwards.

Product Details

Effort Level

Bit of love needed


Border or bed

Flower Colour


Current Height

70 - 80cm

Eventual Height

800 cm

Current Spread


Eventual Spread

800 cm

Botanic Name

Cornus Kousa Var Chinensis 'Chinese Dogwood'

Light Condition

Partial shade

Planting time

Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn



Code: SPRTL107589


Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
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