Cricket Hill Garden
Cornus kousa, 'Morning Sunshine' variegated kousa dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Morning Sunshine'
This boldly variegated selection of kousa dogwood was discovered by venerable CT nurseryman Mike Johnson founder of Summer Hill Nursery in Madison, CT. Here is is description of the discovering the tree: "Many years ago while removing understock I noticed an understock on one of our C. kousa grafts that had some variegation, so at the last second I did not cut it off. What a good thing since it has turned out to be a tree with very good yellow edged leaves, and an upright somewhat open habit. We plan to release some plants this summer (2013) – it’s a real beauty."
Size at maturity: 12-15' tall and and 10-12' wide.
Site Selection: Ideally full-sun or light shade. Adaptable to a range or soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Prefers a pH of around 6.5
Zone hardiness, Pests, & Diseases: Hardy to USDA zone 5-9. Pest and disease free.
Plant size: 12-18'' tall grafted tree, grown in a 4" x 9" tree pot
When we ship: Available for FALL 2023 shipping.