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  • Cornus kousa 'China Girl' Tree
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Cornus kousa 'China Girl' Tree

Flowering Chinese Dogwood Trees

from From £64.99 (ex. VAT)
( £77.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This lovely small garden tree produces a mass of creamy yellow tinted bracts in June, making this a later flowering tree than Cornus florida. The oval foliage is dark-green, turning striking shades of orange and red in the autumn.  Small pink fruits that have a similar appearance to strawberries also adorn the branches in the autumn.

Growing to just 4 x 3 metres in 20 years, this is a very attractive, spreading ornamental tree that will serve well in any sunny position in the garden given well-drained soil.

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AKA Chinese dogwood, Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'China Girl'

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Cornus kousa 'China Girl' Cornus kousa 'China Girl'
10L pot 150-175cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £64.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Cornus Kousa China Girl trees

When planting Chinese Dogwood trees, such as Cornus Kousa China Girl, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Dogwood trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Chinese Dogwood trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Make sure not to over water as flowering dogwood trees do not like wet soils. Also ensure you water only the soil, not the leaves as this can lead to scorching. We stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Cornus Kousa China Girl trees

Most Chinese dogwood trees grow naturally into an appealing dome-shape. The only real maintenance in regard to pruning is to remove any damaged or diseased branches. The only time to hard prune a flowering dogwood tree is to control the overall size or internal canopy or if there is not enough light reaching the inner branches.

To help ease these issues, cut off any crossing or over-crowding branches then continue to remove any secondary branches throughout the canopy. Only prune in the dormant season and never in spring. Pruning during spring can create entry points in the wood for insects which may lead to disease.

Cornus kousa 'China Girl' Tree (Flowering Chinese Dogwood Trees) Description

  • Common name: Chinese dogwood tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Dark-green oval leaves in spring and summer, turning orange and red in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to any well-drained soil