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Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)

Kousa Dogwood Kousa Dogwood - varieties known as Chinese Dogwood and Japanese Dogwood - is a small, showy ornamental tree that blooms in mid- to late May. Because of its disease resistance to dogwood anthracnose, it is frequently planted as an alternative to the native flowering dogwood.

Kousa dogwood flowers about a month later than the flowering dogwood. Its crown is wider than tall and is relatively small in stature - 20-30 ft tall. As with flowering dogwood, the small inconspicuous green flowers are surrounded by large white, showy bracts. Its red fruits are said to look like big round raspberries. Fall colors range from dull red to maroon. The attractive bark is exfoliating (comes off in flakes.)

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