Cornus x 'KN30-8' Plant Patent #16,309Item #3039 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
A spectacular, fast-growing hybrid with exceptionally large, white, flower-like bracts. Attractive red ornamental fruit appears in fall. The glossy green foliage has wonderful red fall color. This vigorous selection from Rutgers University has notable winter hardiness, good drought tolerance, and excellent disease resistance. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KOR-nusPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Improved Disease Resistance, Showy FruitFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent 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)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreHistory: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.