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58.Celestial™ Dogwood

Cornus kousa x C. florida ‘Rutdan’, Celestial™

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 – 8
Height:
20 – 30
Spread:
equals
Habit:
Vigorous and erect, uniform width
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, moderately fertile soil preferable
Flowers:
Inconspicuous flowers surrounded by bracts; bracts, white with a tinge of green, form a small cup early in the season and mature into flattened, pure white flowers in a few days
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:
Pure white bracts
Significant Features:

Non serious