Cornus kousa

Pushing limits...

November 21, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Asian dogwood ( Cornus kousa ) "Asian dogwood? Surely photographed in Oregon, or perhaps New Jersey?" Nope--taken at Denver Botanic Gardens last June. There are several specimens--this one in the Rock Alpine Garden, but also at Waring House that reliably bloom late every spring. Cornus kousa tree...Learn more
Southern magnolia! A tree grows in Lakewood...

Southern magnolia! A tree grows in Lakewood...

February 19, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The notion that the very symbol of the American South--the evergreen Southern magnolia ( Magnolia grandiflora )--might have hardy forms that would thrive on the windswept steppe of Colorado has tantalized generations of Coloradoans. I have seen small specimens here and there (a number on our York...Learn more