Cornus Rosy Teacups
Compared to other Dogwoods, the Cornus Rosy Teacups has considerably more flowers which are a fair bit larger than average, appear early in the season and can last more 3 weeks especially in hot weather. They start life as a white to creamy colour turning a deep rose pink with deeper pink to magenta tinted edges and grow to around 75mm wide which is roughly 3 inches in old money. There are so many flowers that they overlap which makes them stand out even more against the dense foliage.
The dark glossy green leaves turn into bright burgundy autumn foliage. We mean that as a gradual process, not open your blinds the next day and everything is red. The Summer fruits are considered ornamental but not in the "give as a wedding gift" sense, more bite into them at your own peril.
The bark is very bark like, with bark colours and bark characteristics. A brief Google search will back this statement up that no information is really available on Cornus Rosy Teacups bark.
The catalogue lists Rosy Teacups as disease resistant and drought tolerant. We take this to mean unlikely to develop mildew etc and doesn't mean you can drape pieces of the tree from your clothes while you go visiting Ebola hotspots in Africa.
Considered fully UK hardy which means it should breeze through all of our winters and not experience any winter die back. After 15 years of researching this tree, it came back with very favourable results showing resistance to moisture and insects, a common issue with Cornus.
Cornus Rosy Teacups is slightly wider than it is tall but only by a tiny margin. Expect it to be around 8m tall at maturity but at the time of writing this has not been established absolutely as the species is only 16 years old and the test specimen is 5.2 m tall and 5.8 m wide.
The Easiest Way To Plant Cornus Rosy Teacups
As usual, get someone else to do it that does it for a living who owes you a favour or you can get blackmail material on. Failing that, the perfect spot will be well drained, moist, acidic soil with a thick layer of Mulch in full or partial sun. Cornus Rosy Teacups is tolerant of clay but for best results mix the excavated soil with ericaceous compost.
Other Allegedly Interesting Information About Cornus Rosy Teacups
We looked at the patent for this Cornus and apparently it is a cross between ‘Rosea’, ‘Radiant Rose’, and ‘Heart Throb’. Another name that might have been considered is "Radiant Throb".
Giving this as a gift will illicit a HUGE surprised look, works best when you knock on strangers doors and offer them a free tree.
Be sure to ask for CORNUS Rosy Teacups for Christmas, planting porcelain with roses painted on has a wildly different look.
All the technical information about this plant can be found at https://patents.google.com/patent/USPP26211P3/en. Should the link not work then Google the inventor Elwin R. Orton, patent number USPP26211P3.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Cornus Rosy Teacups
As of September 2018 None of our customers have been chased, harassed or cornered into writing something nice about this Cornus yet, but we are working on it. In the meantime, just go on trust that this is a great tree.
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.