Plants

Cornus ‘Summer Gold’

Cornus kousa ‘Summer Gold’ is a sport from a seedling crop of Cornus kousa. Distinctly upright in form, as opposed to other gold-variegated dogwoods, 'Summer Gold' has uniform yellow variegation, uncrinkled leaves and a strong growing habit.(Z4-8). This colorful selection has eye catching mid green foliage with colorful broad golden yellow margins. In early spring this elegant tree is a mass of four pedaled bracts which in appearance are like creamy flowers. Summer foliage bushes soft flamingo pink transforming to a fabulous flaming red by fall.

‘Summer Gold’ has much better summer variegation than other C. Kousa selections. A a unique and showy small tree for woodlands edge or as an ornamental specime tree for the modern garden. ‘Summer Gold’ is the perfect tree for smaller yards.

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 4 (-30°F or -34°C)
  • Creamy white bracts cover the tree in early spring
  • Deciduous foliage, mid green with colorful broad golden yellow margins
  • Foliage blushes soft flamingo pink transforming to a fabulous flaming red by fall
  • Vigorous growth rate
  • Tidy rounded habit 8' x 4'

Patent Status: USPP #22,765

»Download PDF Sheet

COOKIES. PlantHaven International uses “cookies” to offer you the best browsing experience possible when visiting this website. Continue browsing if you're happy with our Privacy Policy

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close