Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils in part shade. Benefits from a 2-4″ mulch which will help keep roots cool and moist in summer.
This award winning new variety was selected as the Grower of the Year Award, 2009, Most Successful New Plant, U.K. The variety has also received awards for the best novelty of the year. This was at PLANTARIUM 2007 in the Netherlands and at IPM 2008 in Essen, Germany.
Most importantly, dogwood lovers will be rewarded with the profusion of large flowers (bracts) which is sure to make this variety a favorite of gardeners and landscapers. Displaying improved qualities Venus is destined to conquer the hearts and gardens of plant enthusiasts around the world.
Qualities for Venus include:
Distinguished by exceptionally large, profuse, large creamy white flowers (bracts) six plus inches in size
With Venus expect abundant flowers that will almost completely cover the tree
During the fall months you will find attractive strawberry like fruit
Expect attractive glossy dark green leaves during the summer and a wonderful coloring of its leaves in the fall
This variety will produce a tree that is extremely healthy and a vigorous grower
Has a reputation for good tolerance of drought conditions
Venus is noted for high resistance to the diseases powdery mildew and anthracnose
Venus grows very vigorously as a dense tree branched low to the ground with upright branches. Heights of eighteen feet and a spread of twenty feet have been reached in twenty years
Branches form a rounded head wider than tall
Has superior winter hardiness. The original tree has been field tested for twenty years and has been completely winter-hardy in USDA Plant Hardiness Map Zone 6a.