Here's a dogwood with foliage as striking as its flowers—a wonderful new offering that is sure to add style and flair to your late-springtime landscape. Blue Ray boasts a unique vase-shaped silhouette with striking blue-green foliage that lays flat and allows the large, 3-4" ivory-white blooms to steal the show. As fall approaches, the leaves deepen to red for an entirely new, yet just as beautiful, look. Exhibits good disease and insect resistance. The shiny, blue-green, turgid leaves give the tree a healthy, sturdy appearance all season. To keep this dogwood looking its best, remove dead wood after the flowering period is done. Makes a fine specimen tree; does best when planted in rich, neutral-to-acid soil. Not recommended for shallow, chalky soils. Selected by Ray Jackson, Jackson Nursery. Cornus kousa chinensis 'JN6'PPAF
Cornus kousa chinensis 'JN6' PPAF
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:15 - 20 feet
Spread:15 - 20 feet
Spacing:15 - 20 feet
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly
Winter Care:A winter mulch is advantageous the first winter if fall planted
Growth Rate:Slow to moderate
Flower Form:4 ovate bracts 2-3" long which open large white flowers
Foliage Type:Glossy green leaves deepen to red in fall
Pruning:Dead wood should be removed after flowering
Soil Requirement:Best grown as a specimen tree in a fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade. It is not recommended for poor, shallow, chalk soils.
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