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

Posted by denninmi 6A SE Michigan (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 1, 12 at 15:40

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

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

John


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

Oh yes, and congrats on the new tree! Can't wait to SEE it ;)


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Pics:

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Blooms with 12 oz Pepsi Can for scale -- the bracts are the same width as the can!

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More blooms:

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

Dude! Nice!!!! Very healthy and good form. You got quite a looker there :D Flowers look almost as wide as southern magnolia flowers


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nice tree for venus transit


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

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


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

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.


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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.


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

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


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