Beauty all year round with the Dogwood

By May 29, 2015 Media No Comments

Dogwoods are often loved for their stunning bracts during Spring, and are a popular item for bridal bouquets and floral arrangements, but what about the cooler months? This month, our Kilby dogwoods have shown off their spectacular Autumn foliage.

At the farm we currently have three dogwood options available. All dogwoods available feature bright green leaves, beautiful flower bracts with insignificant petals in the centre, and in summer will develop ornamental fruit that birds love.

 Cornus Kousa: A native of Japan, Korea and parts of China, this offers white flower bracts in late Spring. Grows 8 – 12m tall and looks striking as a focus plant.

 Right: Via BFS.biz    Left: Via Eurodogwoods.com

Cornus k. Satomi offers heavenly pink bracts in Spring and is an upright spreading cultivar that attracts butterflies. Depending on planting, flower bracts can range from a delicate to deep pink – A perfect choice for a landscape needing a pop of colour.

 

Left: Via CNBhomes.com  Right: Via Yearroundveggiegarden.blogspot.com

Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ has a narrow form and lax layered branching habit with stunning white bracts. This option is a hybrid of Cornus Florida and Cornus Nutallii and made resistant to dogwood anthracnose. Like all dogwoods, Eddies White Wonder makes for a wonderful backdrop layer to garden designs, or stands alone as a stunning tree.

Left: Kahootsdesign.com  Right: Eurodogwoods.com

For an option that delights throughout the year, we can’t go past the dogwood – Pop in to have a look today and plant in happy anticipation of Spring. Seen any in your travels? Share your finds with us on the #kilbyparktreefarm tag on Instagram.