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Heart Throb® Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'Schmred'

Attractive horizontal tiers of branches help make this small deciduous tree popular. Showy clusters of deep rosy pink flowers followed in fall by large, red, raspberry like fruits that will attract birds. Blue-green foliage turns an outstanding dark red in the fall. Attractive mottled, exfoliating bark on mature trees. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus KOO-sa
Average Size at MaturityUpright growth, 15 to 30 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsOakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Holly (Ilex)

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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