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Cornus kousa: Chinese dogwood

Observed: 22nd August 2012 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
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Description:

Shurb or small tree, has typical opposite leaves of Dogwood, with that familiar venation pattern.
I missed the showy bracts from earlier in the year, (google for images, they are lovely!) but was captivated by the fruits, which looked like round, knobbly strawberries. They are green, just turning to red here, taken back in August: and are apparently edible.

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I disagree...

...as the leaves of Cornus capitata are generally longer and narrower than those of C. kousa var chinensis.

I am also pretty sure that my specimen is deciduous.... but I could be wrong.

If anyone lives near Englefield House and can pop in to check...... !

Rachy Ramone

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