Kruckeberg Gardens: Plant of the Month

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kruckeberg Gardens - June Plant of the Month
Cornus kousa

Plant Location: By parking lot and in courtyard.

Plant Notes: The Korean dogwood, or Cornus kousa, is a majestic tree that provides subtle color when it blooms in early summer.

Native to Korea, Japan, and China, its large white bracts resemble our native dogwood (Cornus nuttalli) but does not suffer from the anthracnose infections that trouble our native trees.

It is low maintenance, provides excellent fall color, and has striking red fruits. There are several specimens in the garden, and now is the time to enjoy their flowers.

The largest specimen is putting on quite a show in the parking lot ... you can view it by simply driving by.

This tree is available at MsK Nursery.

Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens is located at 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA  98177.
206-546-1281 or email.


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