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Pls help identify this plant?

I have seen this tree at a park, but don't know what it is - I'd really like to get one! Please can anyone identify it?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,591
    one of the cornus?
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 655
    A pink Cornus kousa.
    East Anglia
  • Thanks! now to find someone who sells this variety! or a trip to the park later in the year to get some fruits to seed! :-D 
  • Seems to be difficult finding this variety with this shape flower!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,284
    The pink Cornus Kousa is Miss satomi.
    There is a pink Cornus florida "Rubra"  I think your photo shows it with the bracts just starting to open. They then flatten out to form the star shape.

  • Ah ok - Got it! the flowers weren't fully open when i saw them! Sorry to be thick! thanks for you help
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,656
    Not thick!  How can you be expected to know how a flower or bract behaves as it unfurls?

    It's beautiful so I hope you find one.  The RHS website has a plant finder facility which identifies nurseries stocking plants so if your local places don't have it, try that.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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