96 Kousa Dogwood

Rounded late summer canopy of Kousa Dogwood.Facts About Kousa Dogwood

Cornus kousa chinensis

Native to: Japan, Korea and China
Crown: Rounded
Height: 20 feet
Width: 25 - 30 feet
Growth Rate: Slow - medium in early stages

Characteristics: Foliage is yellow and scarlet in fall. In October, red fruit hangs below branches. This tree is later blooming than other flowering Dogwoods.

Negative Features: Low branching and multi-stemmed habit requires regular pruning to develop tree form and maintain and 8'-10' high canopy suitable for street tree use.

Uses: Good for underneath wires, cul-de-sacs or situations where there is little room. Good for highlights and entry features, and street situations where there is little room on arterial, collector and residential streets. Do no plant in full sun. Best grown as an understory tree in partial shade. Best used in limited quantity. This is a good choice when a shorter tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.

Comments: Kousa Dogwood is resistant to anthracnose. It grows best when cultivated with regular care.

Engraved stone sign for Kousa Dogwood, Cornus kousa chinensis.
Green, deeply textured late summer foliage of Kousa Dogwood.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic displaying whether tree height will work with existing utility lines.
Graphic of planter dimension for 4 ft.