Cornus controversa

wedding cake tree

Eventual height & spread

Cornus controversa

wedding cake tree

  • 12 litre pot | 1.0 - 1.25m tall
  • £104.99
  • In stock (shipped within 2-3 working days)
  • 5 litre pot
  • £42.99
  • shipped within 2 weeks
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  • Position: full sun to part shade
  • Soil: deep, fertile, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Large clusters of white flowers in June, followed by spherical, blue-black fruit, and glossy, dark green leaves, turning rich red and purple in autumn. The horizontally tiered spreading branches of this deciduous dogwood provide an excellent focal point for a medium to large-sized garden. Rounded in shape, it performs best in fertile, moisture-retentive soil in full sun.

  • Garden care: Incorporate a quantity of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure in the planting hole to improve the moisture-retentive qualities of the soil. The tree requires no regular pruning, since this would interfere with its graceful, tiered habit.