The Head Gardeners plant of the month for June is….

Not a Rhododendron this time, the last two “Plant of the month”  have been all about the Rhododendron in the garden with an exceptional flowering season this year. This months winner is…

Cornus kousa var.chinensis

Introduced from China in 1907 this one of the best “Specimen” plants available,. It makes a large, open habit tall shrub or small tree. The white bracts cover the branches in June making a show stopping display. Followed by numerous “strawberry” like fruits in late summer.  A real “Must have ” plant for the garden.