Edible red fruits form in late Summer and persist through the Fall. They dangle like oversized raspberries beneath the horizontally arching branches.
Cornus kousa is a small deciduous tree 8-12 m tall, in the family Cornaceae. Common names include Japanese dogwood, kousa, and kousa dogwood. Synonyms are Benthamia kousa and Cynoxylon kousa.
. It is a native plant to East Asia including Korea, China and Japan. Widely cultivated as an ornamental, it is naturalized in New York State.