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Cornus walteri

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Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Native to Korea.

Family: Cornaceae

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Wildlife use it.

Bark Gray Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Leaf Spot, Twig Blight and Canker.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Shade Tree or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus walteri Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 20, 2018.
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