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Wolf Eyes Japanese Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

SKU
01961
A beautiful small tree with eye-catching, wavy, gray-green leaves accented with ivory margins. Fall foliage has a sensational reddish pink coloring. Showy, creamy white flower-like bracts are followed by bright red ornamental fruit. With age, the upright form develops horizontal spreading branches, and the bark develops more colorful mottling. Deciduous.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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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
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsOak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Azalea (Azalea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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