Cornus Kousa 'Stella Pink' (Dogwood)
|Species||:||Cornus Kousa Stella Pink|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Inedible Fruit,Peach Flower|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Soil Type||:||Acidic Soil|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens,Sheltered Sites,Garden,Restricted Spaces|
A delightful small garden tree.
It is not easy to grow a kousa type as a standard form but this delightful small garden tree lends itself to be grown with a single trunk and a dominant central leader.
Raised by Dr Elwin Orton at Rutgers University, New Jersey in the late 1980s for its vigour and disease resistance.
The glossy leaves of this rounded tree turn a rich crimson-bronze in autumn.
Remarkable for its pink/peach, star-shaped bracts. Autumn colour is lovely, with hints of orange and reds.
Very good for parks and gardens, but will not thrive on alkaline soils and waterlogged or compacted ground.
Mature height: 5-10m