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Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa chinensis

Pronunciation: KOR-nus KOO-sa chi-NEN-sis
SKU #02777

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Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early summer
Mature Size Moderate grower to 20 ft. high, 15 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Design Ideas Large 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.
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green
Care 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.

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