Cornus controversa

Giant Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate -
Mature Height - 30-45' under cultivation; up to 60' in the wild
Mature Width - 25-35'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Creamy white flowers borne in flat-topped, 3-7" diameter cymes, May-June
Fruit - 0.25", Changes color from reddish to purple or blue-black in August-September.
Leaf - Dark green above, silver/green beneath. 3-6" long, 2-3" wide, 1-2" long petiole
Fall Color - May turn red/purple, but not outstanding.
Bark -
Other Features -
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Zone 5-7, neither heat nor drought tolerant. Part shade to full sun. Acidic well-drained soils, but tolerant to clay, loam or sand.
Native Habitat - Japan, China. Introduced 1880
Diseases and Insects -
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cornus.
- Other plants of the species Cornus controversa.