06 February 2007

Variegated Dogwood

'Wolf Eyes' Dogwood will be available this spring.

Like all dogwoods, it prefers to be tucked under other trees and grows slowly to 9-feet tall. Prune to shape.

Wolf Eyes has to be taken care of to look its best - the leaves dry out if it is not watered during a hot, dry drought and it doesn't like wet feet.

This spreading tree has star-shaped flowers and red-orange fruit in late summer that birds enjoy. The leaves turn pink to red in the fall.

Cornus Kousa (Wolf Eyes) received the Theodore Klein Plant Award in 2006 from the University of Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Program, the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association and Yew Dell Gardens.

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