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Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’

2006 Theodore Klein Plant Award Winner

Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ – variegated Chinese dogwood

Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ is a somewhat shrubby, broad spreading kousa dogwood. It is considered among the best of the C. kousa variegated forms, and there are a bunch. 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 red-orange raspberry-like fruit. This plant makes an excellent small specimen tree in just about any soil except very wet or very dry. 'Wolf Eyes' was discovered at Manor View Farm, Monkton, MD. Dr. Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell Gardens Director, says in the book he co-authored with Don Shadow "With all the great introductions out there, this is a true standout". Yew Dell Gardens has a nice example (see images) growing in a full sun lawn area.

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