Summer Gold Dogwood
Summer Gold Dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' Plant Patent #22,765Item #7569 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
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Distinctly and uniquely upright form, with exceptionally bright green and yellow new foliage. Masses of creamy flower-like bracts arrive in early spring. The gently rippled leaves develop flashes of bright pink in summer, turning brilliant red by fall. A elegant small tree or specimen shrub for smaller gardens. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus KOO-saPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 8 ft. high and 4 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleRusticPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasA unique and showy small tree for woodlands edge or as an ornamental specimen tree for the modern garden.Companion PlantsOregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Viburnum (Viburnum); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos)
- CareCare InformationBest grown in well-drained soils with adequate moisture. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' is a sport of Cornus kousa, which arose as a chance seedling in a field-grown crop of Cornus kousa (species, unpatented) in 2002. It was discovered and selected by Crispin Silva at his nursery in Molalla, Oregon.