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Kousa Dogwood

Star-Shaped White Flowers Turn Pink
This elegant, small tree boasts white star-shaped flowers that turn reddish pink. Leaves turn red and orange in autumn. Recipient of the Award of Garden Merit. Prefers fertile, humus-rich, neutral soil. This graceful tree will not disappoint!
  • Zone 5-8
  • Height 15 - 20 feet
  • Bloom Time Late spring, early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade

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  • Botanical Name:

    Kousa Chinese Dogwood

  • Height: 15 - 20 feet
  • Ship As: 3" POT
  • Spacing: 12 - 15'
  • Spread: 12 - 15'
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: white
  • Foliage Type: Ovate leaves turning red and orange in autumn
  • Bloom Time: Late spring, early summer
  • Flower Form: 4 ovate cream bracts 2-3" long which open creamy white and then turn white, and eventually red-pink
  • Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly
  • Soil Requirements: Best grown as a specimen tree in a fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade. It is not recommended for poor, shallow, chalk soils.
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Pruning: Dead wood should be removed after flowering but Cornus kousa does not tolerate hard pruning After flowering
  • Winter Care: A winter mulch is advantageous the first winter if fall planted
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK FL GU HI PR

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