White Kousa Dogwood

White Kousa Dogwood

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Pinkish to red berries

Native to the Far East, Kousa Dogwood was introduced to the US in 1875 but has become popular only in recent years. Its size and flowering are comparable to Cornus florida, although its white bracts are pointed rather than rounded and do not appear until late spring, well after leafing out.

Cornus kousa produces green drupes that ripen to pinkish red in late summer and early fall. The fruits are edible but bland. They can be attractive for many weeks, although birds commonly eat them shortly after they ripen. Best grown as a specimen tree. Does not tolerate hard pruning.

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Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 20' - 30'
Spread 12' - 15'
Shape Rounded with Arching Branches
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Burgundy to Red
Flowering Season Late Spring
Flower Color White
Berries Drupes: Pinkish to Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average: Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot.