Do you have a 'Wolf Eyes' Cornus Kousa?

molie(z6 CT)August 3, 2010

I'd love to hear about your experiences growing this tree because, sadly, I did a bad thing. I purchased a 'Wolf Eyes' because I fell in love at first sight. The tag said... slow growing to 6 feet.... Hmmm, I thought... what a nice foundation specimen!

So I bought it, planted it, and then I did my research. (I know... I know ... sounds like a novice gardener but, no, I've been doing this for 40 years.) I've read such conflicting reports on its eventual size, ranging from 8ft to 15ft in height and spread. Does anyone have experience growing this tree? I'd really appreciate an eyewitness account on the growth habit of 'Wolf Eyes' before I move it this fall.



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tree_oracle(z6b MA)

Your tree isn't likely to stay at 6 ft or smaller. I've seen them for sell at nurseries at larger than 6 ft. However, you can probably keep this smaller by pruning. This isn't a large cultivar of dogwood.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 10:19AM
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Mine is roughly 10Hx8W from 5Hx3W after 5-6 years in a ground and some spring clipping in order to reduce the width.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 11:11AM
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molie(z6 CT)

Thank you both for the diagnosis... looks like we'll be moving our tree. I can't believe that after all these years of gardening, I'd let a plant tag snooker me.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 5:42PM
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