Dogwood – Koursa ‘Summer Fun’

Description

Variegated Foliage: One of the most distinguishing features of ‘Summer Fun’ is its variegated foliage. The leaves are adorned with creamy-white margins, creating a striking contrast against the green leaf centers. This variegation adds visual interest to the tree, particularly during the growing season.

Flowers: Like other Kousa dogwoods, ‘Summer Fun’ produces clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are typically creamy white and surrounded by four large bracts.

Size and Growth Habit: ‘Summer Fun’ is a relatively small to medium-sized tree, typically reaching heights of 15 to 20 feet tall with a similar spread. It has a rounded, spreading growth habit, making it suitable for smaller gardens and landscapes.

Hardiness and Adaptability: ‘Summer Fun’ is known for its hardiness and adaptability to various soil types and environmental conditions. It prefers well-drained soil and partial shade but can tolerate full sun with sufficient moisture.

Seasonal Interest: Beyond its variegated foliage, ‘Summer Fun’ offers additional seasonal interest. In the fall, the foliage may take on hues of pink, red, and purple before dropping for winter, adding to the tree’s ornamental value.