Summer Gold Dogwood
Summer Gold Dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' P.P. #22,765Item #7569 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
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Distinctly upright in form, as opposed to other gold-variegated dogwoods, 'Summer Gold' has bright green foliage with golden yellow margins and a strong growth habit. Masses of creamy flower-like bracts cover this small tree in early spring. Unique, uncrinkled leaves have excellent summer variegation; flamingo pink foliage transforms to flaming red by fall. 'Summer Gold' is an elegant specimen for smaller yards. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 8 ft. high and 4 ft. wide.
- 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 Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Creamy white bracts in early spring.Flower 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.
- 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.