Satomi Kousa dogwood

Description

Flowers: Like other Kousa dogwoods, ‘Satomi’ produces showy flowers in late spring to early summer. What sets it apart is the color of its flowers, which are a vibrant pink or rosy-red, providing a striking display in the landscape. The flowers emerge after the leaves have fully expanded, creating a lovely contrast.

Fruit: After flowering, ‘Satomi’ produces small, spherical, berry-like fruits that start out green and gradually turn to a deep pink or reddish hue as they ripen in late summer to early fall. While these fruits are not typically consumed by humans, they are attractive to birds and wildlife.

Foliage: The foliage of ‘Satomi’ Kousa dogwood is dark green and oval-shaped, turning reddish-purple in the fall before dropping for winter. The fall foliage adds to the tree’s seasonal interest.

Size and Growth Habit: ‘Satomi’ 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 and develops an attractive branching structure over time.

Hardiness and Adaptability: Like other Kousa dogwoods, ‘Satomi’ 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.

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