• 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.

Kousa Dogwood

    • 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