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Cornus 'KN30-8' VENUS

Object Details

Description
This is a hybrid dogwood which is known for its large white bracts (the largest of any dogwood), its numerous flowers, and high resistance to powdery mildew and dogwood Anthracnose. It grows very vigorously, and is nearly sterile.
Hardiness
-20 - 30 F
Attracts
Butterflies
Bloom Time
April to May
Parentage
Cornus kousa x Cornus nuttallii
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Range
Hybrid
Topic
Trees
Living Collections
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Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Accession Number
2018-0083A
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Common Name
Hybrid Dogwood
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Asteranae
Order
Cornales
Family
Cornaceae
Genus
Cornus
Life Form
Deciduous tree
Average Height
14-18'
Bloom Characteristics
Cluster of small yellow flowers surrounded by 4 large, white bracts. Bred to have the largest and most plentiful bloom of any dogwood. 6" across, including bracts.
Fall Color
Red
Foliage Characteristics
Dark green, simple, ovate.
Fruit Characteristics
Red-orange. .75" long. Very little, nearly sterile.
Structure
Oval
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax72059fe0a-f514-414e-a8fe-534ba9c97ecf
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2018-0083A
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
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