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52.Aurora® Dogwood

Cornus kousa x C. florida ‘Rutban’, Aurora®

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 – 8
Height:
20 – 30
Spread:
equals height
Habit:
Vigorous, erect and wide-spreading throughout
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, moderately fertile soil preferable
Flowers:
true flowers are inconspicuous, surrounded by large pointed bracts 1 1/2 – 2 long; floral bracts are white and have a velvety texture
Fruit:
none
Landscape use:
Useful as specimen tree or accent in background; excellent border or hedge for large areas; attractive against large evergreens
History:
One clone in a series of hybrids developed by Elwin Orton at Rutgers University. The hybrids resulted from crosses between C. kousa, C. florida, and C. nuttallii
Pests\Problems:
None serious
Significant Features:
Very floriferous; develops exfoliating bark charactersitics with age; leaves are dark green