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Cornus kousa 'Aget'
fd: bracts larger
bt: bracts longer persistant, supposedly into September.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 261

Cornus kousa 'Akabina'
fc: bracts pink
ns: this Japanese name means red or pink-flowering, and is probably the same as 'Rubra' or
ns: "pink-flowered" the west. A good taxonomic and DNA study of pink clones is warranted.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 261

Cornus kousa 'Amber'
ha: slower
lc: "mulitcolored, irregular variegation"
or: Handy Nursery, Portland OR USA
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 261

Cornus kousa 'Angela' (3/02)
ht: 10-12 ft. tall
lc: broadly margined white
or: Weston Nursery, Hopkinton MA USA
so:
Roslyn Nursery (online catalog 2002)

Cornus kousa 'Aktuki' (2/4)
ht: 20 ft. tall x 25 ft. wide
fc: bracts reddish-rose as parent 'Satomi'
lc: broadly margined white at 25-30% of surface, some pink tints occur
or: Japan as 'Satomi' mutation
so, in: Wayside Gardens (online catalog 2004), first US introduction 2004.

Cornus kousa var. angustata = Cornus augustata

Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'
ha: large and spreading
lc: dark green
lt: thicker
frd: larger
ch: to -5 F. at least
or: Polly Hill of Vineyard Haven MA before 1985
li: Santamour, F.S. Jr. and A.J. McArdle. 1985. Cultivar checklists of
li: the large-bracted dogwoods. J. Arbor. 11(1): 29-36.

Cornus kousa 'Autumn Rose'
ha: small upright
lc: 'light creamy green' in new growth
ac: pink to red shades
fc: creamy white
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Avalanche'
ch: flower buds shown hardy to -30 F. (Crestwood KY)
fq: abundant fls.
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Baby Splash'
ha: dwarf
lc: mottled white
or: Handy Nursery, Portland, OR USA
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Barmstedt' (3/4)
fd: to 9cm wide
fq: very floriferous
ft: bracts very wide, overlapping

Cornus kousa 'Beni Fuji' (+)
fc: bracts dark pink
lc: dark green with distinct red petioles and major veins
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'
ha: spreading
lc: dark green
ly: thick lamina
fd: bracts 5.5 in. across
frd: fruit 1.25-1.50 in. wide
ch: -5 F.
or: Polly Hill

Cornus kousa 'Blond Luster' (3/02)
ht: 10-15 ft.
lc: yellow
so:
Roslyn Nursery (online catalog 2002)

Cornus kousa 'Blue Shadow'
ht: 30 ft.
lc: 'almost blue'
fc: white
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Bodnant'
ns: a listed name for a superior var.chinensis clone, presumably from Bodnant Gardens

Cornus kousa 'Bonfire' ('Bon Fire', 'Bon Tricolor Fire'?)
ha: horizontal
st: twigs reddish-purple, a nice contrast to the margins
lc: randomly marked lighter green and yellow into summer, overall appears yellow margins. New growth purplish at times.
afc: red to yellow and orange shades
eval: it is perhaps the best gold-margined clone to date (12/2004)

Cornus kousa 'Bultinck's Beauty' (12/4)
st: purple, very showy in contrast to the leaf chimera.
lc: irregularly mottled and spotted white on dark green, often bold in summer new growth, later leaves become mostly green
in, or: Antoine Bultinck, Belgium as seedling, introduced 1993
li: Houtman, R. 2004. Variegated trees and shrubs: an illus. encyclop. Timber Press. p. 97-98.

Cornus kousa 'Bush's Pink'
ha: open and spreading
fc: pink as with C. florida cultivars
lc: tinged red
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Camden'
bt: longer and often in July
frq: very abundant even where fruiting is difficult
ch: to -25 F./
fc: typical creamy white bracts
or: found on estate in Camden ME by Eastern Plant Specialities
so: Eastern Plant Specialties 207-371-2888

Cornus kousa 'Cedar Ridge Select'
fc: bracts white becoming reddish
or: M. Wingle of Cedar Ridge Nur. of Quakertown PA
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Centerpiece' (10/4)
fq: highly floriferous
so, in, or: Collector's Nursery (online catalog 2004), own introduction 2003 from a superior tree

Cornus kousa 'China Dawn' (12/4)
lc: wide creamy-white margins
lu: said to be easier and stronger than 'Snowboy'
so: Junker Nursery (online catalog 2004)

Cornus kousa 'China Girl'
fc: bracts white
no: flowers are very numerous
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Claudia' (3/4)
fc: bracts white with some red dots
ft: bracts very broad

Cornus kousa 'Doctor Bump' ('Dr. Bump')
ha: smaller, shrubby
fq: abundant flowers even on young plants
bk: well exfoliating
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Doubloon'
ha: tall, narrower than species typical
ft: more than 4 bracts - semi-double
or: William Devine of Kennedyville MD c. 1970
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Dwarf Pink'
ha: low and spreading
ht: 6-9 ft. in many years
fc: bracts light pink
or: Shibamichi Kanjiro Nur. of Saitama Japan around 1981 as found in
or: Gumma Perfecture
in: to USA by C. Hahn and B. Yinger and tested at Brookside Gardens
li: Santamour, F.S. Jr. and A.J. McArdle. 1985. Cultivar checklists of
li: the large-bracted dogwoods. J. Arbor. 11(1): 29-36.
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Ed Mezitt'
ht: 25 ft.
lc: new growth purple becoming bronze by summer (June)
afc: orange - not red as with others
or: named to honor the late Ed Mezitt of Weston Nur. MA
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111
so: Roslyn Nur. 516-643-9347

'Elizabeth Lustgarten' - click image

Cornus kousa 'Elizabeth Lustgarten'
ha: upright main limbs with secondary one weeping
or: Baier Lustgarten from seedlings at their Middle Is. LI NY nursery
in: James Cross of Environmentals Nur. of Cutchoque LI NY
rd: 1977?
li: Spongberg, S.A. 1978. AABGA Bull. 12: 65-67.

Cornus kousa 'Elmwood Weeper'
ha: weeping
or: William Devine
ns: Dirr says it may be identical to 'Weaver's Weeping'
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Endurance'
bt: longer bloom period for individual flowers - hence the cv. name
or: Weston Nur. of MA
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Fanfare'
ha: fastigiate
ch: to -20 F.
or: Mary B. Wakefield of Milton MA
pat: US #3296 on 16 Jan. 1973
ns: first valid publication in Santamour 1985.
li: Santamour, F.S. Jr. and A.J. McArdle. 1985. Cultivar checklists of
li: the large-bracted dogwoods. J. Arbor. 11(1): 29-36.

Cornus kousa 'Flowertime' (2/4)
bt: very long bloom period, some lasting into September (MO USA)
so, or: Arborvillage (online catalog 2004), own selection.

Cornus kousa GALILEAN 'Galzam' (6/02)
ht: 20-25 ft. tall x 15-20 ft. wide
fc: creamy-white
ll: very large - up to twice other clones - largest leaved clone known to date (2002)
fd: larger inflor.
in:
Lake County Nursery (online catalog 2002)

Cornus kousa 'Gay Head'
ha: medium for species
fd: bracts of various sizes - usually 4.5-5.25 in. across
fs: bracts often ruffled and curved
ch: to at least -5 F.
frd: fruit 1.0-1.25 in wide - larger than many selections
or: Polly Hill of Vineyard Haven MA before 1985
li: Santamour, F.S. Jr. and A.J. McArdle. 1985. Cultivar checklists of
li: the large-bracted dogwoods. J. Arbor. 11(1): 29-36.

Cornus kousa 'Girard's Dwarf' NEW NAME ('Girard's Nana' illegitimate)
ha: dwarf
ht: 3 ft. tall in 8 years
fq: abundant fls. - unlike some dwarf variants
ns: the original name 'Girard's Nana' is invalid, being known after 1959.
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publishing. P. 262.

Cornus kousa 'Gold Cup'
lt: cup-shaped
lc: golden yellow center, often a smallish line or zone.

'Gold Star' - click image to enlarge
Sarah Duke Gardens, Durham NC. June 2003. A nice, clean example and a pretty tree when of some size. Note the reverted shot in the upper left.

Cornus kousa 'Gold Star' ('Goldstar')
gr: often slow - at least as small plants. This is perhaps due to 1/3
gr: or 1/2 less photosynthetic surface.
lc: dark green irregularly centered dark 'butter' yellow over about 1/3
lc: the center of the blade. New growth is often chartreuse. The
lc: central variegation is often incised as if a yellow Crataegus
lc: leaf were placed on top of dark green blade. The central yellow
lc: is often distinctly lobed.
fc: typical in color and quantity.
ltp: best in full sun if it does not burn
or: Sakata Nursery of Yokohama Japan in 1977
li: Sakata Nursery Spring 1978 Catalog: 19
in: first US sale was apparently by Wayside Gardens of Hodges SC in 1983
in: Dutch nurseryman sold it in Europe before other Europeans.
li: Hahn, C.R. and B.R. Yinger. 1983. Cultivars of Japanese plants
li: at Brookside Gardens. Arnoldia 43(3): 6.

Cornus kousa 'Greensleeves'
ha: vigorous and symmetrical
lc: very dark green
lm: undulate or wavy
fc: white
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Greta's Gold' (5/02)
lc: bronze-red new growth, broadly margined golden yellow and mottled yellow.
afc: bright red and pink shades over the variegation
or, so:
Junker Nursery, named for their daughter (online catalog 2002)

Cornus kousa 'Heart Throb'
gr: vigorous, unlike some older pink-flowered clones
fc: bracts said to be the darkest red of known cultivars (1998). Reports range from medium pink
fc: deep rose pink depending on climate. Bracts often have a white margin.
bk: reliably exfoliating and showy
pat: patented per Roslyn Nur. (number unstated)

Cornus kousa 'Highland'
fq: floriferous
bt: blooming well on young plants.
in: Girard Nurseries
or: unknown, but this epithet usually traces to Highland Park Arboretum, Rochester
or: NY. There are very good examples there, including one named as 'Rochester'

Cornus kousa 'Julian'
ft: bracts curving at the apex
afc: showy
or: Polly Hill
frd: 1.2 in.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 263

Cornus kousa 'July Jubilee'
li: Mellingers Nursery Catalog 1991
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 263

Cornus kousa 'Kirpatrick's Weeping'
ha: weeping, more upright than other weepers according to Dirr
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 263

Cornus kousa 'Kordes'
fq: floriferous
bt: bracts overlapping, wider
or: Kordes, Bilsen, Germany
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 261

Cornus kousa 'Kreuzdame' [means "cross lady"] (3/4)
ft: bracts narrow, semi-undulate, cross-like as the entire inflor.

Cornus kousa 'Kristin Lipka's Variegated Weeper' (1/02)
ht: 15 ft. tall x 12-15 ft. wide as young plants
ha: strongly weeping, dense, moderate to fast growing by species standards
lc: irregularly margined white with occasional white markings in the green center. Pink tinged margins
lc: in cooler weather.
or: Robert Lipka, owner of REL Nursery as branch sport in nursery row of unknown "weeping kousas"
in: REL Nursery, Cedars PA USA 2002
pat: US PPAF
li: American Nurseryman 194(15): 52 (2001)

Cornus kousa 'Limon Ripple'
ha: dense and upright
lc: margins yellow
lm: edged undulate or rippled as the name implies
fc: bracts white as typical
afc: bright orange to red shades
so: Roslyn Nur. 516-643-9347

Cornus kousa 'Little Beauty'
ha: densely branched semi-dwarf
gr: about 1/2 rate of species typical
or: JC Raulston of NC State Univ. Arb.
fc: typical white
so: Roslyn Nur. 516-643-9347

Cornus kousa 'Luce'
ch: to -30 F. - much more cold hardy
or: Paul Cappiello, Univ. of Maine as superior seedling. Named for Roger Luce of Newburgh ME
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 263

'Lustgarten Weeping' - click image
Raulston Arboretum. May 2003.

Cornus kousa 'Lustgarten Weeping'
ht: 10 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide, other plants we have seen are wider
ha: weeping, arching
fq: sometimes floriferous, bearing flowers all along the shoots
or: Jim Cross from a plant at Baier Lustgarten Nursery. It is a sister seedling of 'Elizabeth
or: Lustgarten' and should not be confused with it.
in: Jim Cross, Environmentals Nursery, Long Island, NY USA

Cornus kousa 'Madame Butterfly'
ht: 20 ft. (14 years)
fq: floriferous
ft: bracts with vertical upper portions, giving a butterfly-like effect
ns: Dirr reports a 'Madame Butterfly I' and 'Madame Butterfly II' (such cultivar additions
ns: are not permitted by the codes).
or: David Leach, North Madison, OH USA

Cornus kousa 'Mihuma'
ns: a listed name. Description needed.

'Milky Way' - click image to enlarge
Biltmore Gardens, Asheville, NC. Spring 2003. A nice old, mature tree showing the wonderful foliage texture of this species.

Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'
bt: often on young plants
prop: some plants under this name are seed propagated and not true.
li: Wayside Gard. 1961 Cat.: 160

Cornus kousa 'Moonbeam'
fd: inflor. 7-8 in. wide - larger than typical
fped: pedicels longer so blooms are often more visible above foliage
ch: -20 F.
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'National'
fc: creamy white bracts
fd: larger than some var. chinensis selections
ha: vigorous and vase-shaped
frd: larger than typical
lc: dark green
ht: 25-30'
wd: 25-30'
ac: red
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Nell Monk'
fq: abundant blooms
fd: 'very large' and bracts wider than typical with overlap
or: seed raised at Nymans Garden in UK in 1968
rd: Nov. 1987 by Mavis Wingrove of Sussex UK and named for her mother
in: RHS exhibit was planned for 1988 and propagation thereafter
li: Spongberg, S.A. 1988. Cultivar registration at the Arnold Arboretum
li: HortScience 23(3): 456-457.

Cornus kousa 'Peve Limbo' (3/4)
ha: vigorous, stronger than 'Snowboy'
lc: irregularly margined creamy-white on dark greyish-green, new growth a tad more yellow than 'Wolf Eyes'
lm: distinctly undulate as 'Wolf Eyes' but larger in all leaf parts.
ll: very large blades - larger than both SAMARITAN and 'Wolf Eyes'
in, or: Piet Vergeldt, Lottum, Netherlands, as sport, intro. 2001
eval: Houtman says 'Wolf Eyes' and SAMARITAN are "easier to grow" and supercede this clone.
li: Houtman, R. 2004. Variegated trees and shrubs: an illus. encyclop. Timber Press. p. 97-98.
 

Cornus kousa 'Pollywood' (12/4)
bt: later than species typical and also longer
or: Polly HIll Arboretum US
so: Junker Nursery (online catalog 2004)

Cornus kousa 'Prolific'
bt: June
ch: greater than C. florida according to Dirr

Cornus kousa 'Repeat Bloomer'
bt: often reblooms in the summer weeks
ns: this name is almost certainly invalid since it is descriptive
ns: of other clones and could easily be applied to them.
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Radiant Rose'
fc: bracts pink
lc: red until after bracts drop
afc: bright red
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Rel Whirlwind' (12/4)
so: Junker Nursery (online catalog 2004), without description

Cornus kousa 'Repeat Bloomer'
bt: longer and often repeating into summer
ns: same is almost certainly invalid since it violates the code by
ns: using a descriptive name easily applied to various clones.
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Rochester'
fd: larger bracts than normal
fc: creamy white as typical
ch: 5
so: Roslyn Nursery 516-643-9347

Cornus kousa 'Rosabella'
fc: bracts light pink
bt: bracts longer lasting than some pink clones
ht: 20-25'
ns: this has been suggested as a synonym of 'Satomi' but confirming
ns: evidence has not been provided. While both clones are surely
ns: distinct from typical 'Rubra' they are often listed as separate
ns: entities in catalogs. Several experts have placed them in synonomy.
so: Roslyn Nursery 516-643-9347
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

'Rubra' - click image to enlarge
Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2003. This plant is typical of this variable cultivar as seen in the US trade. Not the red-speckled margins above and below.

Cornus kousa 'Rubra' ('Rosea', 'Red', red-flowered)
fc: bracts tinged pink to various degrees, usually only near the margins and sometimes only fainted suffused or speckled.
ft: bracts tend to be flat to slightly convex compared to some white-flowered clones. The bracts are more rounded (broadly acute to obtuse) than
ft: many of the new white-flowered cultivars.
ns: this is a catchall group for any red Kousa that has no other name. 'Rosabella'. 'Satomi', and 'Radiant Rose' are three
ns: popular clone of this type.

Cornus kousa SAMARITAN 'Samzam' (6/02)
ht: 20-25 ft. tall x 15-20 ft. wide
ha: most vigorous variegated clone known to the originators.
lc: white margined, tinged reddish in fall
fc, fd, ft: similar to 'Milky Way' from which it is the "offspring" (sport?)
in:
Lake County Nursery (online catalog 2002)

Cornus kousa 'Satomi' ('Satomi Red')
fc: pale pink
lc: bright red as new growth becoming green with reddish margins or
lc: entirely green.
bt: longer - often May to August
fd: often 4 in. bract tip to tip
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Silver Cup' (+)
fc: typical white
ft: bracts form distinct cup shape
lu: plants notably drought resistant and thus durable in urban areas
afc: red in fall
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Silverstar' ('Silver Star')
ha: upright and vase-shaped to arching
bk: smooth and exfoliating
ch: to -20 F.
pat: US #3261 in 1972 by originator
or: Mary B. Wakefield of Milton MA
li: AAN Plant patents with common names 1969-73: 7

'Snowboy' - click image to enlarge
Sarah Duke Gardens. June 2003. Compare this familiar cultivar to 'Wolf Eyes' below. This clone has a flatter and less undulate blade. It appears to be a wider leaf as the
blades are not as V-shaped or folded as 'Wolf Eyes'.


Cornus kousa 'Snowboy'
lc: pale grey green with regular 2-7mm white margin. The white may occasionally
lc: 'invade' the center of the blade along with grey-green sections. New
lc: leaves and stems may be reddish in sun. It is both mottled and margined.
fc: typical in color and size
ltp: may sunburn in summer so partial shade is recommended
ns: it is generally thought that this is not typical 'Variegata' as that
ns: name usually represents a clone with distinct white margins and
ns: lacking the central mottling of 'Snowboy'. See Yokoi and Hirose
ns: (1978) for plates of several white-variegated C. kousa."
or: Sakata Nursery of Yokohoma Japan
li: Sakata Nursery Spring 1978 Catalog: 19
li: Yokoi, M. and Y. Hirose. 1978. Variegated Plants. Seibundo Pub. Co.
li: Hahn, C.R. and B.R. Yinger. 1983. Cultivars of Japanese plants
li: at Brookside Gardens. Arnoldia 43(3): 6.
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Snowflake'
fq: very abundant blooms
so: Forest Farm, 990 Tethrow, Williams, OR 97544-9599 ($3 cat.)

Cornus kousa 'Speciosa'
lc: darker green
lm: slightly curled - underside gives two-tone effect
or: Vermeulen Nur.
ns: this Latin name is probably not valid?

Cornus kousa 'Square Dance'
ha: upright
ft: blooms more visible than typical
or: Polly Hill

Cornus kousa 'Steeple'
ha: narrowly upright
fc: typical white bracts
fd: bracts larger than species typical
lc: glossy dark green
or: Polly Hill
so: Roslyn Nur.

Cornus kousa 'Summer Games' ('Summergames')
lc: lightly variegated overall, irregular cream margins and mottlings on dark green, leaves often tinged purple in part throughout the year, it is subtle but very different and
lc: appealing at close distance.
in: Weston Nurseries, MA USA before 1998

Cornus kousa 'Summer Majesty' (+)
ha: large and spreading
ht: to 30 ft. - larger than most named clones
fc: bracts typical white becoming tinged pink
bt: up to 8 weeks of bloom
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

'Summer Stars' - click image to enlarge
Boxerwood Gardens, Lexington, Virginia. June 2003.


Cornus kousa 'Summer Stars'
fq: very abundant
ft: the plant we have observed have nicely twisted and slightly undulate bracts (see photo above). They are more
ft: flat in other clones. The bracts are wide and overlap at their base. Compare to 'Trinity Star' below.
bt: often late in summer - scattered blooms persist up to 6 weeks longer
afc: red to purple
rd: before 1973 with Arnold Arb.
or: seedling by P.E. Costich of Center Moriches LI NY
pat: US #3090 in 1972
in: William Flemer of Princeton Nur. of Princeton NJ in 1975
li: Hebb, R.S. 1973. AABGA Bull. 7: 47-54.
li: Princeton Nur. Fall 1975 Cat.: 21

Cornus kousa 'Sunsplash'
lc: yellow markings on green
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Temple Jewel'
ht: 20-30 ft.
ha: 'strong' & 'tight' & 'tidy'
lc: lightly marked yellow and pale pink - very subtle - particularly
lc: evident on older rather than younger specimans.
fc: white
bt: often on young plants
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Teutonia' (3/4)
fd: inflor. to 13.5cm wide - very large
ft: bracts very wide
bt: early

Cornus kousa 'Ticknor's Choice'
fc: bracts light green becoming white then darker green
afc: orange to red and pink
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

'Trinity Star' - click image
Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2003. A good example of a young, floriferous tree. The bracts are wider and shorter than some other clones.

Cornus kousa 'Trinity Star'
ht: small - 12 ft. x 12 ft. when mature
ha: flat and spreading
fc: bracts typical white
fq: very numerous inflor.
lc: new growth mottled pink to white and green becoming dark green
afc: blend of pink to red shades
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Triple Crown'
ha: small and 'dainty'
fq: abundant in clusters of 3
ch: to -20 F.
or: Mary B. Wakefield of Milton MA
pat: US #3387 in 1973 by originator
li: Santamour, F.S. Jr. and A.J. McArdle. 1985. Cultivar checklists of
li: the large-bracted dogwoods. J. Arbor. 11(1): 29-36.

Cornus kousa 'Tsukubanomine' (+)
ha: distinctly horizontal branches
ht: 20 ft.
fc: bracts typical white
fq: very numerous inflor.
lc: glossy dark green
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Twinkle'
ha: upright and compact
ft: 6-9 bracts
or: Mary B. Wakefield of Milton MA
pat: US #3386 in 1973 by originator
ac: dark wine red
li: Santamour, F.S. Jr. and A.J. McArdle. 1985. Cultivar checklists of
li: the large-bracted dogwoods. J. Arbor. 11(1): 29-36.

Cornus kousa 'Viridis'
ns: Santamour and Howard consider it not worth recognition
fc: bracts greenish - something common with some var. chinensis
li: Wyman, D. 1960. Amer. Nur. 111(9): 10-11, 105-111.

Cornus kousa 'Weaver's Weeping'
ht: 12 ft. tall x 12 ft. wide
ha: weeping, elegantly so, perhaps the best weeping clone to date (2002)
fq: very floriferous - which is not true of all weeping variants.

Cornus kousa 'Weitings Select' (2/4)
ns: a listed name. Description needed.

Cornus kousa 'White Dust' ('White Dusted'?) (2/4)
lc: finely spotted and mottled white and even greenish-white to light green, size of the spots vary widely. There is
lc: also some partial and subtle margination in light green or bits of pure white.
fq: floriferous, a bit unusual for a variegate
or: Japan
in, ns: named by M. Yokoi c. 1998

Cornus kousa 'White Fountain'
ns: a listed name from the US c. 2003. 

Cornus kousa 'Willamette' (+)
fc: bracts typical white
fq: numerous inflor.
lc: dark green even in hot scorching sun
afc: reliably showy red
or: Willamette River Valley
so: Greer Gardens 1-800-548-0111

Cornus kousa 'Wilton' ('Wiltonii')
bt: blooms held longer than typical
li: Dilatush Nur. 1978 Cat. Additions: 2.

Cornus kousa 'Winterthur'
so: not commercially released
or: Winterthur Gard. of Winterthus DE

'Wolf Eyes' ('Wolf Eye') - click image
Biltmore Gardens, Asheville, NC. May 2003. There is hardly a more pretty variegated dogwood in any species. This clone is a winner.


Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes' ('Wolf Eye')
lc: white margined - sun resistant.
ls: Leaves are more folded, narrow, and undulate than other variegates. This provides a very
ls: pleasant and elegant look as the photo above illustrates.
reg: Arnold Arb. 5 Apr. 1995 by Michael R. Patterson Jr. and Amy
reg: Wood of Monkton MD
ns: the cv. epithet is in the plural form according to Spongberg
li: Jaynes, R.A. et. al. 1993. American Nur. 178(10): 40-47
li: Spongberg, S.A. 1996. Cultivar name registration at the Arnold
li: Arb. 1995. HortScience 31(3): 329