Kousa Dogwood

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  • Kousa Dogwood Tree  makes it an excellent choice for planting near walls, buildings, or walkways, and its short, compact stature prevents it from growing into utility lines or hanging over roadways.
  • Kousa Dogwood Tree is a small, compact tree with shallow roots that blooms white in the spring
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Over 20 Feet
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November Through April
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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships November through April

Description

Kousa dogwood grows well in a sunny location, but they can also grow well in partial shade

Kousa dogwood, scientifically known as Cornus kousa, is among the beautiful and resilient trees of the Cornaceae family. Interestingly, it is native to Asia, especially China, Japan, and Korea, although it is now cultivated in many places globally. When dealing with home landscaping, many designers prefer Kousa dogwood. The tree's attractiveness and cultivation conditions make it an ideal choice for homeowners.

 Description

 Kousa dogwood trees grow to around 30 feet high. When the plant is young, it grows relatively straight. As the plant matures, lateral branches are pretty spread out. Consequently, the tree forms a fantastic canopy of beautifully arranged branches. Besides contributing to beauty, Kousa dogwood gives a lovely shade during summer. Amazingly, some people attach twinkling lights to its canopy to create a spectral evening look.

 

 Kousa dogwood has delicate foliage

 As the tree matures, it gives a lovely bloom. Its colorful bracts make it conspicuous, thus its use in landscaping. In many cases, people confuse the bracts with petals. However, a careful examination will reveal that the bright bracts are modified leaves.

 Kousa dogwood's berries are edible. The berries have a soft sweet pulp. Although the seeds are bitter, they can be grounded into sauces and jams. Further, birds and rodents eat the seeds. Other edible parts of Kousa dogwood include young leaves.

 

Identification

 Some of the key features you can use to identify Kousa dogwood include its bark, which has brown and tan patches. Its leaves are dark green with creamy white bracts. The color of the fruits ranges from red to pink. 

 Cultivation

  Kousa dogwood prefers sunny conditions with moderate shade. Thus, it is advisable to cultivate it in the open. The tree grows well in nutrient-rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. Although the plant is drought resistant, it needs some moisture while young. Therefore, the use of mulch is recommended when the plant is young.

  Kousa dogwood is an ideal choice for landscaping. The plant can be safely cultivated near buildings and utility lines due to its relatively shallow roots. Its bloom makes it preferable for homesteads. Its edible berries attract songbirds, thus creating a natural sense. Consequently, nature lovers should try planting it in their homesteads.

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