Kousa Dogwood

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Bloom Season
Bloom Color
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 5-8
November Through April
Sun And Shade,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
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Kousa Dogwood Description

Kousa Dogwood

Kousa dogwood tree is a beautiful medium-sized tree that extends to approximately 30 feet at maturity.

The tree is also called Chinese dogwood because it is native to our flowering dogwood trees and is almost considered its cousin. The wood of this tree is quite hard. Because of this hardness, the trees got their genus, Cornus, derived from a Latin word, cornu, which means "horn." The name kousa is derived from the Japanese language, which is the plant's name. These ornamental trees are pretty renowned for their unique and attention-grabbing name. 

The tree takes on various appearances depending upon its age. When the tree is young, it develops a conical shape and is considered to grow in quite an exemplary fashion. In its youth, this cousin of a flowering tree becomes more vase-shaped. When maturity comes, the tree acquires more of a rounded form with extended horizontal branching. During this period, the branches of these trees spread widely and showed their full glory.

Kousa dogwood trees grow slowly as compared to other plants and trees

They flourish well in a sunny location, but they can grow well in partial shade. It does much better in open areas like lawns and parks than in the native trees. However, they will still require part shade, especially in the afternoon. The trees need well-drained acidic soil. But, the best part? They can grow equally better in dry soil. However, it is preferred that you keep the root system of these trees well-drained. The flowers on the trees appear in May. It grows beautifully in all seasons to come.

The fall color of its green leaves is reddish-purple to scarlet, and this color lasts up to 3-5 weeks. These flowering trees also have berries that resemble the raspberry fruit in autumn.  

This tree keeps itself safe from all kinds of diseases and pests. It is drought-resistant and much more cold-hardy than other types of plants and trees of the genus Cornus. This way, these trees can tackle any temperature and weather change in the atmosphere. It is also anthracnose-resistant as well as mildly resistant to damage by deer.

If you want to transplant this tree, you can only do so when it is still young because once it gets matured, the shallow roots make it difficult for the trees to move. Thus, if you want to transplant them, it would be better to do that early spring.  

The kousa dogwood tree is a must-have if you want to see some beauty all year long. Buy this flowering dogwood and have a showstopper just outside your home


Reviews (14)

  • 4
    Kousa dogwood

    Posted by Matthew Neufeld on May 13, 2022

    This is my 2nd try but future plan is to turn into a bonsai.

  • 4

    Posted by Ava Kovacs on Jan 23, 2022

    This beautiful tree looks wintery in my yard. I made more orders yesterday and so excited to have it delivered soonest. Thanks TN nursery

  • 4
    We hope they look like the picture

    Posted by Haymes farm on Nov 13, 2019

    Thanks for your service

  • 5
    10 Kousa Dogwoods 2 ft tall

    Posted by Zack Taylor, Jr. on Apr 20, 2022

    Excellent trees and in the ground - Looking forward to seeing leaves on the trees. zt

  • 5
    Kousa dogwood

    Posted by Ron on May 08, 2021

    I'll admit to being a bit apprehensive when my tree arrived. It was dormant. It arrived the same time as the kwanzan cherry trees which also were dormant. I planted them all the same day. The cherry trees took off and are growing at an amazing rate. After 5-weeks the kousa is starting to bud and looks good. It's a welcome addition and my wife loves the tree! Will buy from this nursery again.

  • 5
    Kousa Dogwood Trees

    Posted by Sid Huff on May 03, 2021

    Quick ship by these folks. Got the trees in the ground just in time for rains this week. Will do business with TN nursery again.

  • 5
    Kousa Dogwoods (2)

    Posted by Glata Grindstaff on Apr 13, 2021

    THe package arrived in great shape and the dormant trees appeared to be in good shape. As the have only been in the ground a few days I can’t tell if they are going to survive or not but as of now they get a 5 star rating.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Sheila Dankert on Apr 13, 2021

    Arrived fast and packaged well. Can't wait to see it grow. Thank you.

  • 5
    Very Healthy Trees

    Posted by Dennis on Dec 09, 2020

    vibrant white blooms in spring LOVE MY TREE


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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