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china girl - Cornus ☼ full sun/ partial shade ❅hardy


china girl - Cornus ☼ full sun/ partial shade ❅hardy  (China Cornus girl)

Genus: Cornus

Variety or cultivar: 'China Girl' _ 'China Girl' is a deciduous shrub or small tree with ovate green leaves that turn orange in autumn . In early summer, it bears heads of small flowers surrounded by creamy white bracts which may be followed by strawberry-like fruits in autumn.

Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'China Girl' is: Deciduous

Flower: Cream in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

Fruit: Pink in Autumn

Habit: Branching, Upright
Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Specific diseases: Anthracnose diseases

Soil types:

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

2m
max. spread

2.5m
max. height

10 -20 years
to maturity

1 hour care
per year

Soil drainage:

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH:

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light:

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect:

North, South, East, West

Exposure:

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness:

Hardy (H4)



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Beautiful - Have added it to my favourites! :o)

7 Feb, 2013

 

Great stuff - thanks Tracey :) They also have large strawberry fruits too in autumn - cannot eat them though

7 Feb, 2013

 

I have added it too. What a lovely flower Paul.

7 Feb, 2013

 

I love this one.....

7 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you Linda and DD2 :-)))

8 Feb, 2013

 

these are beautiful Paul, what an unusual flower

8 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you SB - yes they are so lovely and has big red fruits too :)

8 Feb, 2013

 

What a stunning pic Paul. I love Cornus, as you know! I have Cornus 'satomi' and I'll be ever so excited if it flowers this year, as it was new last year, and it's about 6' tall, so I'm quite hopeful!

15 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks Karen - yes me too - perfect shrubs! I have not heard of that one you say , I will certainly check it out :))

16 Feb, 2013

 

It has salmon pink bracts Paul. They start out creamy and over time they turn a very deep pink.

16 Feb, 2013

 

looked in book Karen - stunning

16 Feb, 2013

 

:)

16 Feb, 2013



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