Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Rita Hlasney
Shell Knob, Mo
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Question by ritarh
September 20, 2005
I purchased a Cornus kousa var. chinensis from Wickman's in Springfield, Mo. I was wondering, since there are several cultivars, which one do you sell? I was looking in a reference book and had no idea what cultivar I had. Could you help me? Would appreciate any information you might share. Thanks, Rita

Answer from NGA
September 20, 2005
Cornus kousa var. chinensis is described in Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants as being botanically very similar to the species (this is typical for something listed as a "var.") but is noted for growing more freely and with larger flowers than the straight species. There is no specific cultivar name for it.

ps I think you may have asked earlier about the oakleaf hydrangea. If so I apologize for sending you an incorrect answer at that time. The botanical name for this hydrangea is Hydrangea quercifolia. I realized I had mis-thought immediately after hitting the send key and unfortunately there is no way to trace our answers or send a correction. You would need a specific cultivar name to identify it more specifically, if not then you would probably assume it to be the straight species.

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