• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Magnificent Specimen Tree
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsWitch Hazel (Hamamelis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep root zone cool in summer. Protect from harsh sun in hot regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system; once established, prefers moist soil, but tolerates mild drought. Feed in early spring. Prune in winter to shape.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This outstanding hybrid, from the Jersey Star Star® Series, was selected by Dr. Elwin Orton at Rutgers University, the result of a cross between the Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) and Korean Dogwood (Cornus kousa). This superior selection has shown high resistance to the incidents of powdery mildew and dogwood Anthracnose.