Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kousa Dogwood

Cornus kousa


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White Gate Inn & Cottage, Asheville, North Carolina 
Cornus kousa @eattheweeds.com
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9 comments:

  1. Oooh, very nice.
    This is a great shot. Keep up the good work.

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    1. thank you dnlee, i loved the fact that the flowers and leaves and bracts were all shades of green.

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  2. Wow! I don't think I have ever seen one of these. Beautiful.

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    1. carolyn, i'm sure you have because they are everywhere up there! but the greenish bracts and flower buds are unusual. i think it's because they are still immature, but i suppose there might be a cultivar that stays green. either way, i thought it looked good like this.

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  3. These bracts are really green, gives it a whole new look! I am still working my way through my pictures.

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  4. I don't have a lot of green flowers, but I do actually prefer them in bouquets... all white and green. I'm thinking of trading in some of my hydrangeas up front next year for those that stay on the green side.

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  5. Daricia, I think the bracts of the cultivar 'Greensleeves' stay green. The kousa in your photograph is just beautiful, whatever it is. I saw some kousas on our trip, but didn't stop long enough to get a good close-up. (Too much botanical competition)!

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  6. Beautiful! I love how the flowers start out green. Such a cool plant. :o)

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