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Satomi Japanese Dogwood Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Satomi Japanese Dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Satomi'
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Satomi Kousa Dogwood is a head-turning specimen tree that will work hard to prove it deserves that prime planting location you give it by a busy sidewalk or near your front entrance or back patio.  It never has an off-season!  In late spring, the starry, strawberry-milkshake-pink flowers hold court.  In summer, the lush green foliage takes over and the funny Cap’n-Crunchberry-like fruits form (they’re edible and have a tropical fruit flavor).  Cool weather brings spectacular purple and raspberry-red foliage to your landscape, and in winter, it’s all about the marvelous jigsaw-puzzle bark.  To top it all off, being a Japanese Kousa Dogwood, Satomi is pretty much immune to the pests and diseases that can trouble other Dogwood trees!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2022

The Story

The Japanese have been passionate gardeners for centuries, but until relatively recently, they kept their most exquisite finds to themselves.  When the U.S. finally forced open the door in the 1850s, Western plantspeople got to see what they’d been missing.  Naturalized American Thomas Hogg, Jr. was one plant explorer who rooted out new treasures for the West, including the Japanese “Kousa” Dogwood in 1875.  Satomi, the first-ever pink-flowering Kousa came much later—directly from Japan.  Nurseryman Akiri Shibamichi named it after his granddaughter in 1980.  Satomi means “beautiful and wise.”

The Details

Light to medium pink flowers appear in early summer on this gorgeous Satomi Japanese Dogwood. Dark green leaves with a tinge of red offer an awesome contrast along with attractive exfoliating bark. Burgundy-red leaves team up with large edible strawberry-like fruit in fall. All that plus exceptional disease resistance makes this Satomi Japanese Dogwood a "must have."

How to Grow

Satomi 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 15'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Red
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Late Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
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 Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
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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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

5-6' tall and nearly as wide when shipped. Satomi is a wider growing tree when young. Substantial branching, strong caliper to 1 1/2". Immediate "Landscape Impact" size. Grown in our #15 tree container.

Size B Trees:

5-6' tall and nearly as wide when shipped. Satomi is a wider growing tree when young. Substantial branching, strong caliper to 1 1/2". Immediate "Landscape Impact" size. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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Satomi Japanese Dogwood Tree
Satomi Japanese Dogwood Leaf
Satomi Japanese Dogwood Additional Product Shot 254
Satomi Japanese Dogwood Additional Product Shot 736
Satomi Japanese Dogwood Additional Product Shot 747
Satomi Japanese Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1175
Satomi Japanese Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1176