Japanese Dogwood - single stem Tree
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Japanese Dogwood - single stem Tree
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Leaf
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 551
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 726
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 725
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 796
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 880
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 881
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 882
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 1339
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 1343

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Japanese Dogwood - single stem
Cornus kousa
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Japanese Kousa Dogwood is a showstopper in late spring, when its branches—arranged in broad wedding-cake tiers—are frosted thickly with brilliant white flowers. The branches literally sag under the weight of all those flowers!  Kousa Dogwood is a lovely mid-sized specimen tree to plant in celebration of a wedding anniversary. Every year the “wedding cake” display will become grander and more beautiful. This Dogwood’s compact size makes it easy to fit in anywhere in your landscape—even under most power lines. This choice specimen tree adds value to a home wherever it is planted and will give many years of pleasure to whoever is lucky enough to own one.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

A kinship exists between many American plants and their Japanese counterparts half a world away.  Our Flowering Dogwood and the Japanese Kousa Dogwood are the most famous examples.  The two are so closely related that they can interbreed, but no one knew it until the 1800s, when Japan finally opened its long-closed borders.  Thomas Hogg, Jr. sent the first Kousasthe West had ever seen to his brother James in New York in 1875.  Like our native Flowering Dogwoods, Kousas can be grown in “Clump-Form,” or in “Tree-Form”—as we offer here.

The Details

This is one outstanding Dogwood! Creamy white flowers just seem to hover above bright green leaves. Absolutely covered with flowers in mid-summer, Japanese Dogwoods bloom later than others. Exfoliating bark, which becomes more defined with age, is just one other tantalizing characteristic. Japanese Dogwoods also produce edible strawberry-like fruit and have beautiful reddish-purple fall color. Winner of the Cary Award from the Worcester County Horticultural Society and chosen for its outstanding performance, hardiness and eye-appeal.

How to Grow

Kousa Dogwood is an uncommon tree, which is surprising, given how easy it is to please and how much it has to offer.  This naturally disease-resistant tree enjoys a site in full sun or part shade and wants regular irrigation but no “wet feet.”  It has a preference for acid soils, so if rhododendrons and azaleas grow well in your area, this is definitely the tree for you (though it’s adaptable to other situations, too).  As your tree grows, you’ll probably want to remove the lowermost branches to show off that amazing jigsaw-puzzle bark!  Pruning is best done shortly after the flowers are spent.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Pink/Red
Flower Color White
Flower Time Late Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner Yes
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit Yes
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Size: A

Size A

Size: B

Size B

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Size A Trees:

6' Tall. Well branched with good form at this young age. Fast growing in our #7 tree container.

Size B Trees:

7-8' tall, well branched and full. Mature enough to be fully flowering your first spring season with stem caliper near 1 1/2". A substantial tree when shipped. Grown in our #15 tree container.

Size B Trees:

7-8' tall, well branched and full. Mature enough to be fully flowering your first spring season with stem caliper near 1 1/2". A substantial tree when shipped. Grown in our #15 tree container.

Size C Trees:

8-10’ tall. Fully pruned to form and ready for your landscape. Grown and shipped in our #25 tree container with stem caliper near 2". Grown as a single stem tree with owe ring branching removed.

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Japanese Dogwood - single stem Tree
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Leaf
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 551
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 726
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 725
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 796
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 880
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 881
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 882
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 1339
Japanese Dogwood - single stem Additional Product Shot 1343