Cornus Kousa var. chinensis 'China Girl'

 

Cornus Kousa var. chinensis China Girl, Dogwood. A broadly conical deciduous tree with dark green leaves, which turn deep crimson purple in autumn. Small green flowers are surrounded by large white bracts, followed by strawberry-like fleshy red fruit. plant in a border or as a specimen shrub. Max Height 7m. Max Spread 5m. Flowers April to June. Fruits July.

 

 

Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.