Kousa ‘Gold Star’ (Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’)
Kousa ‘Gold Star’ (Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’) is a shrub that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Kousa ‘Gold Star’ (Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’).
This plant is commonly known as kousa ‘Gold Star’.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: kousa ‘Gold Star’
Scientific name: Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’
Plant type: Shrubs
Habit: Spreading / Branched
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Kousa ‘Gold Star’ (Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Kousa ‘Gold Star’ (Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’) is a plant that prefers to grow in clay or loam.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’ likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Kousa ‘Gold Star’ (Cornus kousa ‘Gold Star’) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.