Samaritan® Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa ssp. 'Samzam'

This most vigorous, disease-resistant tree makes a perfect focal point or street tree with multiple seasons of beauty! Large white flowers with pointed petals produce bright strawberry-like fruits. The creamy white and green variegated leaves turn brilliant shades of pink before dropping in the fall. Deciduous.
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4 - 8

Good to grow!5


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat - for best performance.


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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus KOO-sa
Average Size at MaturityReaches 25 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat - for best performance.
Key FeatureSpring flowering

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!