Cornus × elwinortonii ‘Kn30 8’ PBR VENUS ™

Venus dogwood

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

This newer dogwood selection will knock your socks off! A profusion of very large, creamy white flowers with a nubbin of green in the center distinguishes this floriferous smaller tree. The flowers, or bracts, may be up to 6 inches (15cm) across and stand out against the lustrous green foliage. In autumn the fruit are small red orbs, somewhat reminiscent of strawberries, and the leaves offer a palette of red, orange, and purple.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8

Flower Color: cream

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: occasional to regular watering

Seasonal Interest: stunning flowers in spring, fruit and colorful foliage in autumn

Culture Notes
Plant this tree in a rich, well-drained soil with full sun to light or open shade and water frequently to regularly until established which would be at least two years. After that water regularly to occasionally in summertime depending on the soil. If the soil is sandy and extremely well-drained or dry, water regularly or frequently during dry weather.