BLOOM TIME: Spring .White flowers and red berries
HARDINESS ZONE: 5 - 9
PLANT HEIGHT: 15 - 20' . . . PLANT SPACING: 12 - 15'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average
The Kousa Dogwood is resistant to the anthracnose that has begun to devastate the Cornus Florida. This Dogwood has lovely 2 - 4 inches flowers that change from white to pink, and is an extremely heavy bloomer! It attracts bees, birds, and butterflies. The birds really love to eat the red berries the tree produces after flowering. The berries of the Kousa Dogwood are the size of a raspberry which is larger and even more showy than a regular Dogwood seed. The petals (actually the bracts) are pointed on the ends rather than rounded. They are an excellent choice for planting near a foundation (house) because of their high shade tolerance and small size. You can let it grow in bushy or remove its lower limbs for a true tree shape. This tree also has showy fall colors. As if these arent already enough good reasons to grow Kousa Dogwoods, they also make an excellent bonsai specimen.