- Latin Name- Cornus Kousa Hardy Planting Zone- 5-10 Mature Height- 15-30 ft Width-20-25 ft Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun
- THIS PLANT CAN NOT SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING STATES:
Kousa Dogwood Seedlings - Cornus Kousa
The Kousa Dogwood Seedlings, or Japanese Dogwood, is best known for its delicate beauty. It can be either a small flowering tree or a large shrub. It has a slow to medium growth rate, gaining anywhere from less than 12” to 24” in a year. At maturity, it will reach between 15’-25’ high and have a spread of about 25’. Although it is a native of Japan, China, and Korea, it can grow in zones 5-8. It has been spotted growing in America since 1875.
The most notable feature of the Kousa Dogwood Seedlings are the pretty white flowers.
However, these are not real flowers. They are narrowly pointed modified leaves known as bracts. These bracts grow white and grow in groups of four that surround tiny greenish-yellow real flowers. These real flowers bloom in May and June. The flowers may not be as memorable as its bracts, but they do attract butterflies. The Kousa Dogwood also grows a pinkish-red berry-like fruit that is about 1” in diameter and attract songbirds. These fruits are technically edible and stick around into the fall. The bark is a tan and brown camouflage shade that resembles a jigsaw puzzle. The leaves are oval-shaped, pointed and dark green. They turn a brilliant purple-scarlet in the fall. When they’re young, they grow in a vase shape, but that changes to a more rounded shape as they mature.
Kousa Dogwood Seedlings grows best in organically rich, sandy loams.
While they prefer medium moisture, they do have some drought resistance. They need full sun to partial shade, with a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered light a day. They are good to use as a shrub border, near patios, or in woodland or bird gardens. They can be planted alone or in small groups. They are suitable for planting near buildings, walls and utility lines. Kousa Dogwood Seedlings will make a great addition. It will need soils that are well drained and acidic. Also known as Cornus Kousa, this tree will produce brilliant white flowers during the spring and summer months. The flowers stand out even more paired with the dark green foliage that this tree produces. It will be great for bordering or using as a focal point.
Kousa Dogwood Seedlings