Variety: Venus® Principal Investigator(s): Elwin Orton, David Gant, Constance Gant Achievements:
• This award-winning variety was selected as the Grower of the Year Award, 2009 – Most Successful New Plant, U.K.
• Venus® has also received awards for the best novelty of the year, at PLANTARIUM 2007 in the Netherlands and at IPM 2008 in Essen, Germany
Strengths & Qualities
Distinguished by exceptionally large, profuse, large creamy white flowers (bracts) – 6+s inches in size
With Venus® expect abundant flowers that will almost completely cover the tree
During the fall months you will find attractive strawberry like fruit
Expect attractive glossy dark green leaves during the summer and a wonderful coloring of its leaves in the fall
This variety will produce a tree that is extremely healthy and a vigorous grower
Has a reputation for good tolerance of drought conditions
Venus® is noted for high resistance to the diseases powdery mildew and anthracnose
Venus® grows very vigorously as a dense tree branched low to the ground with upright branches.
Venus® trees are about 18 feet tall and 25 feet wide at 20 years of age
Branches form a rounded head wider than tall
Has superior winter hardiness – The original tree has been field tested for 20 years and has been completely winter-hardy in USDA Plant Hardiness Map Zone 6a.
US Plant Patent No. PP16,309 issued March 7, 2006
Interspecific Cornus Hybrid Designated 'KN30-8'
EU Madrid Protocol Trademark Registration
UK Plant Variety Registration No. 24813 issued December 31, 2020
Community Plant Variety Right Grant. No. 24813 from the European Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) issued April 20, 2009
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