An easily grown plant, it makes a lovely small tree which is unfortunately not often grown in landscapes.
Cornus walteri is a deciduous Tree growing up to 9 m. It is hardy to zone 6. Closely related to Cornus wilsoniana.
Flowers in spring, showy and white, male and female parts in each flower.
Good shade or street tree.
An easily grown plant, it succeeds in any soil of good or moderate fertility, ranging from acid to neutral.
Grows well in heavy clay soils. Succeeds in full sun or light shade.
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus. This species is closely related to Cornus wilsoniana.
Genus - Cornus
Species - Walteri
Common name - Walter Dogwood
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 6 - 8
Height - 20-30' / 6 - 9 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full sun to Partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Sand, Loam, Clay
Water requirements - Average, moist
Landscape uses - For woodland gardens, sunny edges
Bloom season - May
Leaf / Flower color - Green, red in fall / White
1. Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours.
2. Fill a nursery flat or other germination container, to within 10 mm of the rim, with a sterile germinating mix. Moisten the mix thoroughly.
3. Sow the seeds ~2 mm deep in the mix. Moisten the seeds and place the flat in a cold frame or in the refrigerator at +2-+4C for 60 days. Keep the seeds moist during this period.
4. Remove the flat from the refrigerator and place it in an area with indirect sunlight and where the temperature remains between +15-+20C (60-68 F).
5. Keep in good ventilated room or place. Good air circulation is required.
5. Spray the seeds periodically with room-temperature water from a misting bottle to ensure they remain moist. Seeds typically germinate within 20 days to three months.