tree, shrub

Cornus kousa | Japanese Dogwood

Japanese Dogwood are not particularly heat or drought tolerant, so are a little more challenging to grow successfully. Branching is horizontal with large, dense, lustrous leaves. Flowers are white, large and showy, followed by scarlet or yellow fall color. Needs a moist rich soil that isn't too heavy. Many improved selections are available—check availability locally. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 20 feet high

Width: 20 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: white

Flower Season: spring, summer