Kousa Dogwood

General Info

  • Latin Name - Cornus kousa
  • Native Range - Japan, Korea, China
  • Growth Rate - Slow to Medium
  • Mature Height - 20–30’
  • Mature Spread: 20–30’

Arborist Thoughts

  • Kousa dogwood is a great ornamental tree for multi-seasonal interest.  Beautiful white flowers (technically bracts in late Spring, attractive exfoliating bark, showy red fruit edible fruit and reliable red Fall color in the foliage.

  • Kousa dogwood is more sun tolerant, heat tolerant, and drought tolerant than our native dogwood and  less susceptible to fungal diseases like anthracnose and powdery mildew.