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Cornus Kousa Milky Way XL 150/175cm. 50 Litre

Cornus Kousa Milky Way XL 150/175cm. 50 Litre

£249.95
Cornus Kousa Milky Way  XL 150/175cm. 50 Litre
Cornus Kousa Milky Way  XL 150/175cm. 50 Litre Cornus Kousa Milky Way  XL 150/175cm. 50 Litre
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Quick Overview

Extra Large Cornus Kousa Milky Way in 70 litre pots with minimum delivered height in excess of 150cm. 

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
150 - 175cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
50 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
6/7m+/-
Toleration
Toleration
Fully Hardy
Flowering Colour
Flowering Colour
White
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Medium
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
1 In stock
Qty

Cornus Kousa Milky Way  XL 150/175cm 50 Litre: Cornus Kousa 'Milky Way' is a stunning flowering tree that belongs to the Cornaceae family. Also known as Japanese dogwood or Kousa dogwood, this cultivar is highly valued for its beautiful and abundant white flowers, attractive foliage, and ornamental berries.

One of the most striking features of Cornus Milky Way is its profusion of white flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. These flowers are clustered together, creating a breathtaking display that covers the entire tree. Each flower consists of four pointed bracts that surround a small greenish-yellow centre. The bracts have a creamy white colour, giving the tree a milky appearance, hence the name 'Milky Way'.

The foliage of Milky Way is equally attractive. The leaves are oval-shaped and have a glossy dark green colour. They are arranged in an opposite pattern along the branches, creating a dense and lush canopy. In the autumn, the foliage transforms into shades of red, orange, and purple, adding a fiery display of colour to the landscape.

After the flowers fade, Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' produces small, berry-like fruits. These fruits start off green and gradually turn into a vibrant pink to red colour as they mature. The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but also attract birds, making this tree a great addition to wildlife gardens.

In terms of growth it typically reaches a height of 4.5 to 7.5 metres and has a rounded to vase-shaped crown. It is a slow to moderate grower, which means it can be easily managed and maintained in gardens of various sizes.

When it comes to cultivation it thrives in well-drained, fertile soil. It prefers full sun to partial shade but can tolerate some shade as well. This cultivar is known for its excellent resistance to diseases, including powdery mildew, which can be a common issue for other dogwood species.

Planting: Choose a location that provides full sun to partial shade. Ensure the soil is well-draining and fertile. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball and place the tree, making sure the top of the root ball is level with the ground. Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the roots.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply and thoroughly, especially during dry spells. Mulching around the base of the tree can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Pruning: Prune the tree during the dormant season, preferably in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches. Additionally, thin out overcrowded branches to improve airflow and light penetration.

Fertilising: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early spring to promote healthy growth. Follow the instructions on the fertiliser packaging for the correct amount and method of application. Avoid over-fertilisation, as it can lead to excessive foliage growth and reduced flowering.

Soil: Ideal scenario is sligtly acidid to neutral with a ph level of 5.5 to 7.

 

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