Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida – these Flowering Dogwoods take the ornamental tree to new heights!

THE BACKGROUND
Belonging to the Cornus genus, Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida (a genus commonly known as flowering dogwoods) have long been used as ornamental trees for gardens and landscapes. Compact and upright in shape, Cornus ornamental trees generally don’t get overly big. They tend to flower profusely and these flowers last for a quite a long time (as they are in fact bracts). Although there are 3 families of Cornus (flowering dogwood), Cornus Kousa (Chinese Flowering Dogwood) and Cornus Florida (American Flowering Dogwood) are best suited to our UK climate. Read more Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida – these Flowering Dogwoods take the ornamental tree to new heights!

Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Aurea (Irish Yew) – embellishing our gardens since the 1750s

The English Yew (Taxus Baccata) needs no introduction to most of us. We use it for hedging, evergreen screening and as a stand-alone ornamental tree. But what of the golden Irish Yew? Read more Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Aurea (Irish Yew) – embellishing our gardens since the 1750s