Wolf Eyes Japanese Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

Eye-catching leaves of a gray green are accented with ivory white along wavy margins making this dogwood an excellent specimen. Star shaped white flowers bloom late spring to early summer followed by bright red berries. Autumn leaves fade into reds and pinks. Exceptional choice for homesites under huge old shade or street trees. Plant in sheltered locations between multistory buildings. Exceptional addition to the woodland and wild garden. Deciduous tree. Partial sun. Slow growing to 20 feet tall and wide.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus KOO-sa
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and wide; largest in ideal conditions.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureSensational Small Tree

Provide evenly moist, enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, sandy loam soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep root zone cool in summer. Shelter from harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Prune in winter to shape.

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