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Cornus kousa var. chinensis

Chinese Dogwood, Chinese Kousa Dogwood, Chinese Flowering Dogwood

Main interest:
showy white flowers, large red edible fruits, colourful red foliage in the fall
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
bright white
Flowering period:
June to July
dark green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 20 ft (6 m) width: 20 ft (6 m)
specimen, hedge, street tree, flowering tree, accent, beneficial for pollinators and wildlife

Chinese Dogwood, Cornus kousa var. chinensis is a multi-branched, deciduous shrub with an impressive, wide and rounded shape. The foliage is oval shaped, pointed, dark green, and prominently veined. The striking flowers are tiny, yellowish green clusters that have large, bright white, star-shaped leaf bracts. The blooms appear abundantly in June. They are followed by pinkish red, edible berries, which look similar to raspberries, from late summer into the fall.

Depending on the age of the Chinese Kousa dogwood, the tree takes on a different appearance. Young trees grow in an upright fashion and in somewhat of a conical shape. They are vase-shaped in their youth. As a Kousa matures, it develops more horizontal branching, rounded form, and becomes more wide-spreading.

Chinese Flowering Dogwood can be pruned and maintained as a small, ornamental tree. This shrub is beneficial for local pollinators and native wildlife species. The leaves change to a magnificent orange-red colour in the fall. The bark is tan and grey coloured, adding some winter interest as well. Chinese Dogwood prefers consistently moist conditions, especially in the hot summer.

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$16.99 - $44.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Cornus kousa subsp. chinensis, Dendrobenthamia japonica var. chinensis

Also known as: Japanese Dogwood, Korean Dogwood

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