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Rutgers Hyperion - Dogwood

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Hyperion® is a distinct variety of dogwood tree that it is the result of crossing two varieties (Cornus kousa x Cornus florida hybrid and Cornus kousa). Its large creamy white flowers almost completely cover the tree in an overlapping manner. Attractive strawberry-like fruit are also produced and leaf colors range from a glossy dark green in the summer months to shades of yellow purple and orange during the fall months. Growth is very vigorous with dense branching low to the ground and upright branches. An average height of 25 feet and an average width of 22 feet have been achieved at 20 years of age. Hyperion® has a good tolerance for drought conditions and has exhibited superior winter hardiness in USDA Plant Hardiness Map Zone 6a (-5° to -10° F). High resistance to the diseases powdery mildew and anthracnose has also been shown.


Drought Resistant.

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