- Kousa dogwood, is a small, deciduous flowering tree or multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 15-30’ tall, with a vase-shaped habit in the early years but eventually maturing to a more rounded form.
- Bloom occurs in late spring.
- The showy parts of the Kousa dogwood “flower” (3-5” across) are the four narrowly pointed petal-like white bracts which surround the center cluster of insignificant, yellowish-green, true flowers.
- Flowers are followed by berry-like fruits (to 1” diameter) which mature to a pinkish red in summer and persist into fall.
- Fruits are technically edible, but are usually left for the birds.
- Oval, pointed leaves (to 4” long) are dark green, but usually turns attractive shades of reddish-purple to scarlet in autumn.
- Mottled, exfoliating, tan and gray bark on mature trees is attractive in winter.
- Deciduous/Evergreen; Deciduous
- Height: 15 to 30 feet
- Spread: 15 to 30 feet
- Bloom Time: May to June
- Sun: Full sun to part shade
- Water: Medium
- Maintenance: Low
- Attracts: Butterflies
- Other: Winter Interest
- Tolerate: Deer