Kousa Dogwood

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We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

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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 provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.

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Kousa Flowering Dogwood Tree

 

Hardy from zones five to eight, the Kousa Dogwood tree is a popular option for providing visual interest in any exterior space. The hardiness zones of the Kousa Dogwood tree make it easy for many homeowners to enjoy with little care and maintenance needed, apart from regular watering. The canopy of the Dogwood species makes it easy to create a beautiful exterior space because of the intertwined branches of its wide canopy.

Hardy in most areas



The Kousa Dogwood tree requires some watering to give the foliage the deep colors that make it so popular

 

 

The deep green leaves and attractive bark make this a popular tree that grows at a slow to medium rate to make pruning an easy task. The tree is a popular choice in areas where winters can be harsh, including New York State, where it has become naturalized.

Beautiful Foliage

The deep green foliage of the Kousa Dogwood tree is the reason for its popularity. In the Spring, the feel green foliage is the main attraction, followed by a beautiful late-Spring array. In the Spring, between May and June, an array of star-shaped white flowers sitting above the green leaves. The leaves and flowers of the Kousa Dogwood tree fall to the ground in the Fall to leave a clear view of the beautiful bark.

An Interesting Bark

As the leaves of the Japanese Dogwood fall, a view of the impressive bark is captured. The bark has been described as having an appearance similar to that of a jigsaw puzzle during the Fall. Many owners of these trees choose to prune the branches in the Fall to gain a better view of the bark. Another reason for pruning the branches is to promote new growth in Spring. In Fall, the leaves of the tree transition to deep purple and red colors.

Slow Growth

One of the reasons why the Kousa Dogwood has become so popular is the slow rate of growth it enjoys. In perfect conditions, the tree will grow at a rate of between 12 and 24 inches per year. Slow growth rates make the tree a good choice for areas with power lines and those who want to keep their exterior space under control. By the time the Kousa Dogwood tree reaches maturity, it reaches around 25 feet in height and width to create a canopy ball.

Native to Asia



The Kousa Dogwood is native to some parts of Asia, including Korea, China, and Japan. The tree was brought to the U.S. in the mid-1870s and has become popular along the East Coast. The fruits of the Kousa Dogwood have become a popular food for squirrels and birds throughout the U.S.