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Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa chinensis

SKU
02777
Attractive horizontal tiers of branches help make this small deciduous tree popular. Splendid white bracts followed in fall by hanging red fruit. Autumn leaves have red-scarlet tints. Special accent.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus KOO-sa chi-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 20 ft. high, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly summer
Design IdeasLarge white bracts in June are an outstanding feature of this small tree, creating a big impact for any size garden. Give it room to spread, but place it as a specimen or in the border where you can readily enjoy its flowers, fruit and autumn leaf color.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Naturalizes Well, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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