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Cornus kousa 'Heart Throb'

Flowering Dogwood

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Pale pink bracts in May and June

Attractive fruits and flamboyant autumn foliage

Excellent small tree with multiple seasons of interest

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A change from the usual white Cornus kousa, ‘Heart Throb’ is adorned with pale pink bracts from late May to June. A free-flowering variety, the showy flowers are composed of 4 petal-like bracts surrounding a central boss and will last as long as 6-8 weeks. This robust, multi-stemmed tree makes a graceful specimen for small to medium gardens, its deep green, pointed leaves drooping down on horizontally tiered branches. It makes a superb feature tree offering multiple seasons of interest, the flowers followed by attractive strawberry-like red fruits and crimson-red autumn foliage. Maximum height and spread after 10 years: 2.5m (8ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 2.5m (8ft)
Spread Up to 2.5m (8ft)

Hardy Tree

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full sun

Flowering Months
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1 x 18 Litre Potted Plant (Height 125cm+) (KF3141)

Grow Cornus trees in rich fertile, well drained, neutral to acid soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil to improve drainage and soil fertility. Plant dogwood trees in a sunny or semi-shaded position.
Feed and water flowering dogwoods regularly until fully established. Once established, Cornus trees require only occasional attention. Pruning dogwood is best kept to a minimum, removing only occasional damaged stems and lightly trimming those that spoil the shape of the plant in late winter or early spring. As the tree matures the lower branches can be removed to create a clear trunk. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or other organic matter around the base of the plant in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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