Wolf Eyes Japanese Dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes'
Pronunciation: KOR-nus KOO-sa
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Late spring to early summer|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and wide; largest in ideal conditions.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Azalea (Azalea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)|
|Care||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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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.