Kousa Dogwood


Their usually white, star-shaped blooms appear later in spring than do the flowers on other dogwoods. Fall foliage is purplish-red. The red berries of kousa dogwood trees persist into winter and are eaten by wild birds.

The Kousa dogwood (a native of Japan and Korea) differs from the Eastern Flowering Dogwood in its later flowers (in June) with pointed bracts that stand above the foliage, and in its rounded and showy fruit clusters. The tree is about the same size as the American species and makes a nice garden tree.

Botanical Name: Cornus kousa chinensis
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8
Bloom Time: June
Height: 20 – 30′