The Kousa/Japanese Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
An outstanding landscape tree that provides beauty all year round. Can be planted near buildings or walls or near utility lines. More cold hardy and disease resistant than its cousin, the flowering Dogwood.
This handsome small tree adds year-round beauty. White flowers in May and June give a milky way effect; purple and scarlet fall leaves add intense color. Beautiful tree form, with horizontal branching. Partial shade to full sun. Grows to 15' - 25', 25' spread. (zones 5-8)
Kousa Dogwood seeds are eaten by squirrels and birds.
Native to Japan, Korea and China, with the first scientific observations in the United States recorded in 1875.
Average moisture, somewhat drought resistant.
This tree's leaves are opposite, elliptic-ovate, 2-4" long, and dark green.
This tree produces a drupe, pinkish red to red. Attractive food for songbirds.