For a flowering tree that provides exceptional foliage interest, even when it's not in bloom, look no further than this newer variety of Chinese Dogwood. In early spring its leaves display a golden edge, and by mid-summer stripes and swatches of pink give the foliage a water-colored appearance. In mid to late spring, June in our garden, expect creamy-white flowers with incredible staying power and in fall, leaves turn a vivid red—it's truly a multi-season performer. When we first encountered this tree in Oregon in late summer, we counted four different colors on one leaf, and were smitten. Summer Gold is a very compact grower, reaching only 8-10' at maturity with a width of 4-6' making it the perfect focal point at an entrance or in a nearby border. Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' PPAF
Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' PP#22,765
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
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:Variegated green and yellow 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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