Cornus Venus®
Common name: 
Venus Dogwood
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf, deciduous tree, to 20 ft tall and 25 ft wide (6 m × 7.6 m) in 20 years, branches low to the ground with upright branches.  Leaves opposite, simple, blade about 5-6 cm long, glossy dark green, reddish fall color.  Flowers (bracts), white, large, about 15 cm wide; abundant.  Fruit, globose, red, ripen in fall.

  • Sun to part shade, tolerant to drought, resistant to powdery mildew and anthracnose
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6a    Developed at Rutgers University, the parentage is (Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’ × C. nuttallii ‘Goldspot’) × C. kousa ‘Rosea’.  Plant Patent 16,309, 2006
  • Corvallis: along the west side of St. Mary's Catholic Church, on 25th St. north of Tyler Ave.
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  • flowering in a landscape

    flowering in a landscape

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flowers and leaves

    flowers and leaves

  • "flower" (bracts)

    "flower" (bracts)

  • hand and "flower" (emphasizing size)

    hand and "flower" (emphasizing size)

  • true flower cluster, at the center of 4 bracts

    true flower cluster, at the center of 4 bracts