Cornus ‘Kn30 8’ Venus

('Venus', Dogwood)


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

VENUS is noted for its vigorous habit, large-bracted flowers, profuse bloom and resistance to anthracnose and powdery mildew. It is a small deciduous tree with a dense, low-branched, spreading habit and is stated by the inventors to be more vigorous than current known cultivars of Cornus kousa. It has superior foliage and large flowers. Just make sure it is well-drained and gets at least some sun. It will eventually reach 25 feet in height with a similar spread. The summer foliage is a handsome dark green while autumn turns it a rich red.  The bright red strawberry-like fruits hang from the branches in autumn as well.


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.

Additional information

Common Name

'Venus', Dogwood

Botanical Name

Cornus 'Kn30 8' Venus


25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


18 ft.


24 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Berry Color


Fall Color


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