Cornus Kousa

Kousa Dogwood Japanese Dogwood
Kousa Dogwood Japanese Dogwood
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ x 15-20′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Fall Color, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones

2-9, 14-17

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5B

Cornus Kousa also called Kousa Dogwood or Japanese Dogwood grows 15 to 20 feet tall. It has beautiful exfoliating bark long lasting flowers good fall color and attractive fruit. The branches grow upright when the tree is young but then they appear in horizontal layers on older trees. The crown remains rounded in shape and eventually grows wider than it is tall on many specimens. Cornus Kousa produces white pointed flower bracts for about a month. The red fruits are edible. Fall color varies from dull red to maroon.

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