Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way'

Milky Way Kousa Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow, medium in early stages of growth
Mature Height - 20-30'
Mature Width - 20-30'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Flowers are small and greenish-yellow, held upright along stems. The showy parts are the 4 large, soft green changing to white, pointed bracts, lasting for about 6 weeks in early June. Individual bracts are 1.5-2.5" long and about 0.75-1" wide.
Fruit - Drupe, pinkish to red, August through October, resembling a raspberry in appearance. A tree in heavy fruit is very attractive.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Variable reddish purple to scarlet
Bark - Exfoliating with age and forming a mottled mosaic of gray, tan, and rich brown
Other Features - Vase-shaped, with age forming a rounded appearance with distinct stratified branching; very strong horizontal lines are evident in old age. Outstanding flower and fruit production are indicative of this cultivar
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Strongly prefers an acid, well drained soil, requires relatively sunny location, drought tolerant
Native Habitat - Species native to Japan, Korea, and China. Introduced 1875.
Diseases and Insects - None Serious
Strength - More drought resistant than C. florida., 'Milky Way' cultivar has more flowers than does the species or the variety.
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cornus.
- Other plants of the species Cornus kousa.