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Pink flowering Dogwood 'Satomi' - Cornus kousa 'Satomi' (latin)

Geographical origin: Japan and Korea.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 10m. Spread up to 8m.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: Sensitive to calcareous soil. Prefers moist soil (Heath peat)
Climate: Hardy up to -20°C.
Site: Partial shade to full sun.


Characteristics and uses:
The pink flowering Dogwood 'Satomi' bears remarkable pink blossom in May-June. Its foliage takes on beautiful red tints in the autumn, period in which it will also produce red, fleshy, edible fruits. The Pink flowering Dogwood is perfect grown in shady, heath-peat flowerbeds or on lawns which receive very little sunshine.


List of Cornus:
Bloodtwig Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), off white blossom in May - June, red stems in winter.
Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa), small white flowers in May - June, red foliage in the autumn.
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas), early bright yellow blossom in February - March, high nectar producing, edible bright red berries in summer.
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), superb star shaped blossom at the beginning of spring, red foliage in the autumn.
Japanese Cornel Dogwood (Cornus officinalis), yellow blossom, abundant and scented as early as February, edible berries.
Red Barked Dogwood (Cornus alba), The young bright red branches are very decorative in winter. Creamy white flowers in May and June.
Wedding Cake Tree (Cornus Controversa Variegata), Magnificent variegated green and off white foliage that will take a red tint in the autumn. It has a spreading shape and an extremely sculptural aspect. Abundant blossom from May to June.

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