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Cornus Kousa

Botanical Name:

Cornus kousa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Shrubs, Trees, Tree, Edible, Shrub

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

This plant has 2-4 in. white or pink tapered bracts. Flowers appear before leaves and bloom about 2-3 weeks after C. florida. They bloom around May (late spring) and into June. Showy part is 4 creamy, white pointed bracts. Actual flowers are inconspicuous.

Fruit

This plant has globular, pinkish-red to red fruit in late summer (though on 'Greensleeves, ' fruit can be green at some points and a little pointy). The Kousa dogwood has berries that resemble raspberry fruit in autumn. ½-1" diameter reddish syncarp hanging on a 2" long stalk.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Bees

Pollinators

Songbirds

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Cornales

Family

Cornus - Dogwoods

Genus

Cornus

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