Japanese Kousa Dogwood
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow, possibly medium in early stages of growth. Vase-shaped habit when young, forming a rounded appearance and distinct stratified branching pattern with age.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, creamy-white, pointed bracts, lasting for about 6 weeks in early June. Individual bracts are 1-2" long and about 0.5-0.75" 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 scarletBark - Exfoliating with age and forming a mottled mosaic of gray, tan, and rich brownOther Features - Vase-shaped, with age forming a rounded appearance with distinct stratified branching; very strong horizontal lines are evident in old age. This variety supposedly flowers more freely and produces larger flower bracts than the straight species.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Strongly prefers an acid, well drained soil, requires relatively sunny location, drought tolerantNative Habitat - Native to Japan, Korea, and China. Introduced 1875.Diseases and Insects - None SeriousStrength - More drought resistant than C. florida.Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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.