This is the
first of a number of interesting dwarf forms we will be offering in the years to
come. As one would expect it has a somewhat more densely arranged structure with
shorter branches and a sturdy trunk. However, for the most part it has the
typical Chinese dogwood look but grows 1/4 to 1/3 the size. An anomaly which can
be used in a number of settings closer to structures and in restricted spaces
such as courtyards and rock gardens where dogwoods are not normally considered.
White 4 inch wide bloom with overlapping bracts in May-June. An
abundant bloomer putting on a good amount of flowers even as a young
Typical kousa chinensis
leaves, plants is dwarf but the leaf size is standard, up to 4 inches long and 2
inches wide. the color is a solid dark green giving way to a dark red to
red-purple in the fall.
Large pinkish red
drupe effective from late August to early October, very
8 to 12 Feet / 8 to 10 Feet - Note -
This is an estimate for a mature plant, early evaluations on 5 year old plants
were only 3 to 4 ft.
5 to 8
like to acknowledge the late Pete Girard of Girard's Nursery for his help on
this plant, just one of a number of noteworthy introductions to the trade that
will carry his name.