This flowering dogwood can be found in the Gilbert Carter Woodland.
Horticulturally, the dogwoods fall into two main categories: those providing winter interest with coloured stems, and those with eye-catching bracted blooms, which flower in late spring and early summer. This one, Cornus kousa var. chinensis, falls into the latter group, and is noted for the four petal-like bracts, which are initially a pale green and develop to pure white with time. In the centre of these sits a globular mass of tiny flowers. This plant grows to form a bushy shrub with horizontal branches to 7m in height. Originally introduced to gardens by Ernest Wilson in 1907 from Hupeh, China, it grows well in rich, loamy soils.