Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Cornus kousa 'Satomi'
This is my absolute favourite small tree (I think - it's so hard to commit!) . We bought one for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day a few years ago and it is doing so well.. What's not to love? It's hardy, long-blooming, grows about 15-feet tall and bears hundreds of rosy pink bracts on eye-catching horizontal branches.
After the flowers are finished, the show continues with the bright red fruits, followed by the stunning autumn colour of the foliage. Sigh..
Why haven't I planted one of these in our yard? Hmmm.. maybe I need to pop out to the garden centre for a few minutes..