Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fab, Fab, Fall Foliage: Cornus Kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

What other fall foliage is looking fab-fab-fabulous?

Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ is a broad spreading kousa dogwood. And as you can see, in the fall it blushes pink. The creamy white margined leaves hold up well in sun or shade.

Late spring blooms of four, pointed white bracts last for several weeks. In late summer, the plant is covered with raspberry-shaped fruit (for the birds - not for humans). 'Wolf Eyes' makes an excellent small specimen tree in just about any soil except very wet or very dry.

This is a specimen planted in full sun:

And here are the late summer fruit:

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