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Zones 5 - 8
Zones 5 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 8
The Kousa/Japanese Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Kousa/Japanese Dogwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees

15' - 25' High
15' - 25' High

Mature Height:
The Kousa/Japanese Dogwood grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.

25' Spread
25' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Kousa/Japanese Dogwood has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.

Slow to Medium Growth
Slow to Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Kousa/Japanese Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This dogwood has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info

Attributes:
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.

Description:
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)

Wildlife Value:
Kousa Dogwood seeds are eaten by squirrels and birds.

History/Lore/Use:
Native to Japan, Korea and China, with the first scientific observations in the United States recorded in 1875.

Moisture:
Average moisture, somewhat drought resistant.

Leaves:
This tree's leaves are opposite, elliptic-ovate, 2-4" long, and dark green.

Flower Color:
White flowers

Bloom Time:
May-June.

Fruit Description:
This tree produces a drupe, pinkish red to red. Attractive food for songbirds.