Cornus x 'KN30-8' Plant Patent #16,309Item #3039 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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This spectacular, fast growing hybrid Dogwood is distinguished by exceptionally large, white flowers - as large as your hand! Summer flowers yield attractive strawberry-like fall fruit. Glossy green leaves will show wonderful fall color. This vigorous selection from Rutgers University has outstanding winter hardiness, good tolerance of drought conditions and is highly resistant to disease. Deciduous.
- DetailPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestBlooms:White flowers, spring to early summer.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
- CareCare InformationPrefers moist, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.