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Dogwood

Cornus kousa

Also known as

Szechuan Strawberry, Kousa, Japanese Dogwood, Kousa Dogwood

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of the red strawberry type fruit of Cornus kousa, Dogwood.
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An image of the red autumn colour of Cornus kousa
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Dogwood Overview

This species is a small branching deciduous tree. It will produce ovate leaves that are medium green turning red purple in the autumn. It will also bear profuse white-green flowers in early summer which are followed by raspberry-like fruits. It is easily grown and attracts few pests.

How to propagate Dogwood

Cuttings

Propagated by seeds, cuttings or grafting.

Grafting

Seed

Special features of Dogwood

Attracts bees

Other uses of Dogwood

Hedging, specimen, ornamental, landscape