Pink Japanese Dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Satomi'
Pronunciation: KOR-nus KOO-sa
|Description||Attractive horizontal tiers of branches help make this small deciduous tree popular. Splendid pink to red bracts followed in fall by hanging red fruit. Autumn leaves have red-scarlet tints.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate grower to 20 ft. high, 15 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Design Ideas||The spring pink-red bracts and fall red fruit make this a showy part of any garden. Plant in a sunny corner with low companions in front, or place in a center bed where it can be enjoyed from all sides. A good selection for a small garden, but it needs room to spread.|
|Companion Plants||Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Holly (Ilex)|
|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.|
|Lore||The "flowers" of dogwoods are actually bracts or modified leaves to draw pollinators to the insignificant flowers.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.