Kousa dogwood is a small tree with an upright vase-shaped appearance. This tree can grow to a mature height of 20-30 feet with an equal spread. Creamy white bracts appear with elongated and pointed appearance unlike the rounded bracts of other dogwoods. Almost a full month after other dogwoods have bloomed the blooms begin to unfold displaying stems above glossy green foliage. In the fall this dogwood puts forth an awesome fall color display.
In late September a small fruit appears the size and color of a small cherry. In winter the mahogany bark peels away to reveal light
brown inner covering. This is a spectacular
tree for all seasons.
The Kousa does best in slightly acidic, well drained, organic soil. Pests and diseases are not as troublesome as with other dogwoods. Plant this tree in partial shade for the best display, will tolerate full sun more so than other dogwoods. If planted in the sun one may see leaves that curl and turn brown around the edges during the hot summer months.
PLANT TYPE: Decidous tree
FEATURES:Early summer flowers
with red cherry like fall fruit/Fall foilage.: