Cornus x 'KF111-1' Plant Patent #22,219Item #2652 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
This exceptional hybrid flowering dogwood offers enormous, prolific white flowers, followed by showy red fruit that is enjoyed by birds. Stunning fall foliage in shades of yellow, purple, and orange. This vigorous, fast growing tree has outstanding disease resistance and is tolerant of mild drought when established. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KOR-nusPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 20 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Azalea (Azalea)
- 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:Hyperion® is the most recent commercial release from Dr. Elwin Orton's famed hybrid dogwood breeding program at Rutgers University. This is an advanced generation interspecific hybrid of Cornus kousa and C. florida that is distinguished by its exceptionally high vigor, attractive foliage, very floriferous display of white floral bracts, high level of winter hardiness, tolerance of drought and shade, and high resistance to powdery mildew and Dogwood anthracnose. ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION OF THIS PATENTED PLANT OR REPRODUCTION OR USE OF ITS TRADEMARK WITHOUT A LICENSE FROM RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED