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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: 31,605
    one of the cornus?
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
    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: 15,863
    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.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Ah ok - Got it! the flowers weren't fully open when i saw them! Sorry to be thick! thanks for you help
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    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.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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