Chinese Kousa Dogwood | Cornus kousa ssp. chinensis
A beautiful flowering tree with multi-season interest. Chinese Dogwood can be distinguished from the species by the slightly larger flower bracts, fruit, and leaves. Each spring yellowish-green true flowers are surrounded by four, pointed white bracts. Red raspberry-like edible fruits. Dark green leaves turn reddish-purple to scarlet in the fall. An upright habit with horizontal branching that eventually matures into a rounded form. Mottled tan and gray bark exfoliates as the tree matures. Performs best in rich acid to neutral well-drained soil with consistent moisture during hot summers. Plant as a specimen or in small groupings for a dramatic effect.