Friday, October 26, 2007

Cornus kousa var. chinensis Samaritan™ 'Samzam'



Sun -sun/part sun
Height -25.0 ft
Width - 20.0 ft
Water - average
Growth rate - average
Hardiness Zones 5-8
Soil - well drained soils
Flower - white bracts
Seed - fleshy red fruits
Foliage - Deciduous
Fall Color- reddish purple

BENEFITS
Offspring of Cornus kousa 'Milky Way', a proven northern performer.
Trial plantings have proven their hardiness rating equal to native species Cornus florida.
Attractive creamy-white and green variegated foliage is highlighted with rich pink hues in late summer and fall.
Prolific bloomer in May and June, after the majority of spring flowering ornamentals have finished blooming.
Disease resistant.
Ideal replacement for disease stricken native dogwood Cornus florida.
A Care Free Maintenance™ tree, requiring little or no maintenance to maintain its natural form and beauty.
uses
Striking ornamental tree for featuring in commercial and residential landscapes.
Understory tree in large naturalized plantings.
Ideal alternate for Cornus florida and Cornus kousa and cultivars.
cultural

Prefers moist, acidic, well drained soils with high organic content, pH 4.5-6.5.
Plant in full sun or partial shade.
Best planted in the spring.
Rate of Growth: Moderate, faster than species.

current lcn production
Field grown.
No.5 and No.7 Container.
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grower notes
Propagate by summer mist cuttings (root readily) or budding.
Foliage does not scorch in the hot sun.
Reports from industry indicate Samaritan® is the best variegated kousa dogwood being grown to da

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