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Summer Gold Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'SUMMER GOLD' PP #22,765

Pronunciation: KOR-nus KOO-sa
SKU #07569

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Description Valued for its exceptional bright green variegated foliage with prominent golden yellow margins, this small tree has a slender, upright form when young that broadens with age. 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. Deciduous.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist but not soggy.
Blooms Late Spring to Early Summer
Mature Size Slowly reaches 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; may gradually reach 15 ft. tall in ideal conditions.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design Ideas A unique and showy small tree for woodlands edge or as an ornamental specimen tree for the modern garden.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Viburnum (Viburnum)
Care Provide evenly moist, enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, sandy loam soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep root zone cool in summer. Shelter from harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Prune in winter to shape.

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