Cornus controversa ‘June Snow’
Cornus controversa 'June Snow' has a distinctive and strongly horizontal branching structure. The layered branches are covered with clusters of frothy 6-inch white flowers in June and blue-black fruit clusters in autumn. Fall foliage color ranges from orange to red and plum reds. In the winter the layered branches are reminiscent of a tiered layer cake.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: purple, bronze
Great Color Partners: gold, orange
Culture NotesPlant this striking tree in a moist, well-drained soil with light or open shade. It can be adaptable to sandy soils and clay with regular watering during dry weather. As it is noted for its beautifully layered, low branches, it should be planted where it has plenty of room to spread. The lovely layered form can easily be ruined by pruning. Consult an experienced pruner or take local classes before attempting to prune.
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Plant Type: tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering in well drained soil, clay, or sandy soil