Dogwoods

dogwood


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Cornus florida

Most "florida" dogwoods grow to at least fifteen feet. They bloom before the "kousa" dogwoods. What we call the flower in both "florida" and "kousa" dogwoods are showy bracts surrounding a small flower. We offer the following selections:

Cherokee BraveTM - The bracts are pink shading to paler pink or white toward the center.

Cherokee Chief - Deep rose red. 3 feet and older.

Cherokee Day Break - White, patented.

Cherokee Princess - White.

Cherokee Sunset - Variegated leaf has red tones. This is a patented variety. Two gallon size and large trees available.

Cloud 9 - A reliable,  heavily flowered form ; Cloud 9 is slow –growing.  Wide over-lapping white bracts. 

Flora Plena - Unique blossom is rounder and more dimensional than other dogwood blossoms.

Little Princess - White. DWARF form more dense than Cherokee Princess. We are very pleased to offer this variety with a large flower as well as small size. Height : 7-8 feet tall, and as wide. May be pruned to keep smaller. Fall: burgundy red.

Pink Flame -  Colorful leaf displays tones of yellow, green and cream.   Flower is pink.  In the fall rose tones replace the yellow and cream tones.

Spring Grove - The flower, in 4 sections, opens from a round globe and the edges of each section remain slightly curled. Blooms from late March into early May. The leaves are early to change color in the fall.

Cornus x

Eddie's White Wonder - This tree is a hybrid of Cornus florida and C. nuttallii. Growth is taller than florida cousin. The large, saucer-like blooms are bountiful. Bonus: red leaves in the fall. Available in many sizes.

Celestial  Shadow - Hybrid dogwood discovered by Don Shadow. In spring and summer plants showcase medium green leaves each boldly edged with golden yellow. Autumn color is stunning pink and burgundy tones. Flowers are white and occur during May and June. New Introduction

Cornus kousa

The kousa dogwoods originated in China and Asia. They flower later than "florida," and the blooms remain on the plant for many weeks. In fact, we enjoy flowers (they are actually bracts!) well into July. In very hot locations, provide some afternoon shade. Dogwoods can be thirsty and appreciate frequent summer waterings.

Akatsuki - a rare variegated cultivar from Japan. The bracts (or 'flowers') have tones of pink. The margins of the grey-green leaf are white and the leaf is flushed with pink. In the fall, the pink areas are more intense. Very slow growing.

Autumn Rose - Upright, vase-shaped.  Flowers are white but more cream than pure white; and some years flowers have a green cast.  Fall:  rose-pink.

Blue Shadow - This dogwood tree is broad and full.   We love it for its abundant flowers.   It was found by a New England gardener and named after an expert, Don Shadow.  The white bloom is in four sections with an occaisional marking of pink.   The leaves are dark green with a bit of gloss.  Also this dogwood shows very good heat tolerance. Red fall fruit. 

Doubloon - Branches are  completely covered in white blossoms for several weeks.   Mature trees.

Elizabeth Lustgarten - Weeping habit makes this dogwood unique. The arching branches are covered with start shaped white flowers in June. Fall color is a rich gold with touches of crimson. Three feet tall with abundant cascading branches.

Galilean - Heavy bloomer. Somewhat faster growing than most Kousas - and slender. Clusters of red “fruit” decorate branches in the fall.

Gold Star - Slow growing  yet well worth it,  this is a lovely little tree.  Flowers are white.  A large portion of the center of each leaf is marked with gold.  The markings are symetrical and.  The leaf variegation results in two tones of red in the fall.   The gold portion turns more rose than red.  Performs well in sun.

Heart Throb - Patented "red" variety. We note the color to be shades of pink. The tone deepens with age.

Lemon Ripple -  Unusual new introduction.   White flower.    The foliage is green with a generous border of lemon yellow; and the edge of the leaf is wavy.   Part shade in most locations.  

Milky Way - Crimson autumn color.

Minuma - This small dogwood originated in Japan; and it is still rare in the USA. The flower is white and reputedly displays twice the typical 4 bracts; and is, therefore, called a "double."’   Sometimes one has to wait for this kind of bloom; and we are waiting!   Our trees will be going into their fifth year; and this  `double’ bloom should occur at this age.

Radiant RoseTM - Radiant Rose is the common name of Cornus kousa chinensis "Hanros" developed by Gary Handy of Oregon.  After trialing many varients of pink kousa, Handy found this one to be faster growing and the foliage more heat tolerant than any of his other test plants. Furthermore, it is also very cold hardy.   The flower is a deep pink. Foliage turns a deep red in fall.

Satomi - Well-known pink flowering dogwood. Blooms are small but profuse; and the tree is well shaped with glossy leaves.

Summer Fun -  Also variegated but a bit more more vigorous. It is reported to handle quite a bit of sun. As with maples, we recommend a more mature tree for the more exposed location.

Summer Majesty - White.

Sunsplash - White. Variegated leaves, bright yellow with a green center. A slow grower making a small tree. Young trees and older specimens are available.

Temple Jewel - Leaves are lightly variegated with gold and light pink.

Triple Crown - White.

White Dusted -   A promising new Europen selection.   The leaves are heavily dusted with white and cream.   White "blooms" with elongated bracts and pointed tips.

Wolf Eyes - Variegated leaf. The green of this leaf is slightly olive toned; and the edges are cream colored. Striking even when not in bloom.

CORNUS MAS

This dogwood blooms very early-late winter/early spring, depending on area of US. The small flower is yellow. Actually a true flower, it is not surrounded by bracts. Although each individual flower is not showy, there are so many of them they nearly cover the branches. This, plus the early bloom make it valuable for seasonal interest. Cornus mas bears shiny red fruit in late summer; and these persist on the tree well into fall. The fruit gives this dogwood it’s common name: the "Cornealian Cherry." This fruit makes excellent preserves and jellies.

RUTGERS HYBRIDS

A small series of dogwoods, these trees were developed in a program at Rutgers University.  

Venus® -  a Rutgers hybrid of kousa and nuttallii.  "Venus" will wow you with LARGE flowers.  These dazzling white flowers can be up to  six inches across.   In addition to five gallon sizes, we now offer "Venus" in  36 inch boxes. 

Cornus nuttallii

Ascona - Well shaped trees are over three feet tall now with buds forming for spring flowers.

Barrick -  New and faster growing than typical nuttallii dogwood. This hybrid usually blooms twice a year.

Colrigo Giant - Discovered in the Columbia River Gorge, bracts are about 6 inches across and the leaves are large with a thick texture. Leaves turn yellow to red in the fall. Seems to prefer west coast growing conditions. Young and more mature trees available.

Gold Spot - This is a rare hybrid of the California dogwood, C. nuttalli and Cornus florida. Large white bracts appear twice a year with very prolific "bloom" occurring in late summer and fall. Leaves on more mature trees are flecked with gold markings. Some leaves will be more gold than others. Fall colors: orange and rust. 2 gallon, five gallon, and older trees available.