Kousa Dogwood

Description

  • Hardiness Zone:5-8
  • Height:20-25 ft
  • Spread:20-25 ft
  • Bloom Color: White Shades
  • Foliage Color: Green & Purple Shades
  • Wildlife: Attracts songbirds

Appearance: Kousa dogwoods are small to medium-sized deciduous trees, typically reaching heights of 15 to 30 feet tall. They have a rounded crown and horizontally spreading branches. The bark is smooth and mottled, with a striking combination of gray, brown, and tan.

Leaves: The leaves of the Kousa dogwood are oval-shaped and pointed, with distinct veining. They emerge dark green in spring, turn a reddish-purple in the fall, adding to the tree’s ornamental value.

Flowers: One of the most distinctive features of the Kousa dogwood is its flowers. They bloom in late spring to early summer, after the leaves have fully emerged. The flowers are small and star-shaped, usually creamy white or pale green, arranged in clusters surrounded by four large bracts that resemble petals.

 

Photo Credit Prides Corner Farm