Cornus controversa

Table Dogwood
Cornus controversa
Cornus controversa
Cornus controversa

A large deciduous tree which can reach up to 14m.  It has destinctive symmetrical flattened horizontal tiered branches.  Numerous creamy white flowers produced in flattened cymes up to 18cm accross.  These are followed by blue-black berries and finally it turns beautiful reddish in autumn.  A beautiful tree as a specimen on a lawn where it can be appreciated from all around.

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Creamy, white flattened cymes up to 18cm across.

Fruit:  Blue-black berries

Bark:  Smooth bark.

Leaves:  Deciduous, ovate leaves distinctly wedge-shaped towards the base around eight pairs of parallel veins.

Autumn colour:  Reddish-orange.

Ultimate height:  14m

Uses:  As a specimen tree on the lawn or as a dominant tree in a garden design where it's unique shape can be appreciated.