Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wolf Eyes Japanese Dogwood


Cornus kousa "Wolf Eyes" is a dramatic small tree that really lights up dark areas of the garden. This is one of my favorite plants and I know that is one that I will miss the most when we leave this garden. It is about 10 years old (I'm guessing) and is a slow grower. It is about 8 feet tall and about 6 feet wide. It does sulk in dry weather and appreciates a good deep watering during the dry spells. I've never been overly fond of where I placed it but couldn't find a better spot when I purchased it. Of course my motto is "Buy now, find a spot for it later." It seems to be quite happy where it is though.



Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

8 comments:

  1. One of my favorite trees and your is the best I've seen! It lights up your garden. I hope to move mine to my new garden this winter. Mine is about 7 years old--fingers crosses. Maybe you could pack yours up too and take it with you? Cuttings at least? It's probably easier just to buy a new one. I

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  2. I have 2. One is getting a little more sun than it likes and it really got bit last summer. I have another one called First Lady that just shines in the garden, a green/yellow leave.

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  3. What a beautiful tree. Don't think I've ever seen one.

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  4. What a handsome tree. I have always wanted a wolf.

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  5. Hi Phillip, Sure wish I had room for one ... I've loved them from afar. Yours looks so perfect where you have it and it just lights up the spot. Beautiful.

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  6. Its beautiful Phillip! Since I have actually seen this tree in your garden makes it even more beautiful. Also like the firecracker vine..such bright colors.

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  7. I just posted a link to this page on my Facebook page, "Serenity in the Garden blog" https://www.facebook.com/serenityinthegarden

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