The Venus Dogwood (Cornus x 'KN30-8') has many of the best traits gardeners adore. And guess what it got it from its momma (and poppa), the Cornus kousa x Cornus nuttallii hybrid and Cornus kousa. It is a small ornamental that offers three seasons' worth of beauty.
The first thing you will notice about the Venus Dogwood is the way it blooms. You will get a profusion of massive white blossoms in late spring--from a distance, The Venus will almost look like the branches are covered with snow. These fluffy white blooms will attract bees and butterflies from near and far, as well as many varieties of birds.
In addition to the blossoms, the Venus Dogwood produces a small berry that could be mistaken for a raspberry. While you can eat them, you will want to save them for hungry birds. You will enjoy the pinkish-red color of the fruit, and your feathered friends will thank you for the treatment that you provided for them.
Your Venus Dogwood will grow into a nice rounded canopied tree, with deep green foliage in the spring and summer, and brilliant ruby-red leaves in the fall. You can use yours as a privacy screen or set it apart from your other trees and use it as a focal point. It winters better than most varieties, and it is highly resistant to diseases that plague other dogwoods.
When it is time to plant your Venus Dogwood, you need to find a spot with full sun to partial shade, along with rich, slightly acidic, soils that are well-drained. If your soil isn't rich, you can add composted material and mulch.
Start planning where you want to put this show-stopping dogwood because the stock of Venus Dogwoods will not last forever. Put some in your cart today, and soon you will be enjoying the beautiful show of colors and the birds of your area will be dining on the delicious berries.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Bower and Branch|
|Botanical Name||Cornus x 'KN30-8'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Flower Color||White, Green|
|When To Prune||After Flowering|