An F.sub.1 interspecific hybrid of Cornus kousa.times.C. florida that is
distinguished by its large bracts, a compact and dense attitude, wider
than tall, and a flowering habit in the middle of the blooming season for
the commercially available cultivars of Cornus kousa.times.C. florida.
The cultivar has a high level of winter hardiness, and is highly
resistant to dogwood anthracnose and the common dogwood borer.