In honor of the Transit of Venus, I just bought Cornus 'Venus'

denninmi(8a)June 1, 2012

OK, it was actually an impulse buy. Saw it in the nursery and it blew my mind. The flowers are the size of salad plates. Truly unbelievable. The tag said very good things about it, all suggesting it would be an excellent choice -- resistant to anthracnose and powdery mildew, vigorous grower, Zone 4 winter tolerance, long blooming season. I had to have it. So, I bought it.

It will certainly last longer than the Transit of Venus next Tuesday.

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Pics damn it! How can you build it up like that and not throw up a few pics?


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    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 4:39PM
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Oh yes, and congrats on the new tree! Can't wait to SEE it ;)

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 4:54PM
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Blooms with 12 oz Pepsi Can for scale -- the bracts are the same width as the can!

More blooms:

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 9:27PM
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Dude! Nice!!!! Very healthy and good form. You got quite a looker there :D Flowers look almost as wide as southern magnolia flowers

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 10:21PM
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nice tree for venus transit

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 6:51AM
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Great looking tree!

I'd be remiss if I didn't add '....I'm your Venus, I'm your fire, at your desire'. heh heh

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 3:12PM
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arbordave (SE MI)

Saw this variety at a couple of the local retail outlets for the first time this year. Beautiful plant, but I wonder just how cold hardy it will prove to be, with Pacific dogwood (C. nuttallii) in its parentage.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 5:39PM
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The literature I found online claims it is Zone 4, and has proven to be good in marginal areas where other dogwoods fail.

I guess I'll find out, but I'm not worried at all here in a marginal Zone 6a.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 7:51PM
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Ispahan Zone6a Chicago

Denninmi, how is your Cornus 'Venus' doing this year? I planted a small one early this spring. Very healthy and happy looking so far.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 5:07PM
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