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Tree ID please. I saw this tree flowering in the Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen. I asked for its name but I think it got lost in translation. the gardener said Korean something. If it can survive in Denmark then it should be OK in NE England?




I think it's Cornus kousa, also known as Korean dogwood. It's hardy and grows to about 7 metres tall and wide, so needs lots of space.

20 Jul, 2017


It's a lovely tree and as well as the white blossoms (not proper flowers, but coloured bracts) it has berries that the birds like. In my experience it doesn't grow very fast but that may have been the soil in my last garden. It's easy to cut it back when you need to.

20 Jul, 2017


Think it takes about 20 years to reach 7 metres.

20 Jul, 2017


Thank you. Now to decide whether there is space for one in my garden.

20 Jul, 2017

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