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Cornus kousa

Common Name(s):
Kousa dogwood
Cultivar(s):
Milky Way, Milky Way Select, Gold Star, Wolf Eyes
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Resistant to anthracnose

Height:
20-30 ft.
Flower:
2-4 in. white tapered bracts; flowers appear before leaves; blooms about 2-3 weeks after C. florida; pinkish-red to red fruit in late summer
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Vase shape in youth; rounded with horizontal branching with age
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
2-4 in. opposite, simple, dark green leaf; reddish-purple to scarlet fall color

NCCES plant id: 1965

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