Scientific Name: Cornus kousa cvs. Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Chinese dogwood, kousa dogwood Texture:Medium
Family Name:CornaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright, Dense
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 7 - 10m
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Spike, (Head-like), (Floriferous), Pink, White, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Drupe, Multiple fruit, Edible, Red, Sep
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Attract birds
Key ID Features:Inflorescence bract tips are pointed compared to bract tips of C. florida which is rounded with a cleft. Winter ID: flower buds onion shaped and are not as flattened as C florida; bark mottled, exfoliating.