Kousa Dogwood, cornus kousa

Kousa Dogwood, cornus kousa
Item# DA-kousadogwood
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 2000 Seeds

Kousa Dogwood adds a toughness that makes this species an excellent choice for home landscapes and urban areas. In the spring, it produces a heavenly array of star-like blooms. In summer, its intriguing canopy of layered branches provides shade and beauty. In autumn, it offers spectacular bright red color. Even in winter, this tree has an appeal all its own with bark that resembles a jigsaw puzzle. The spring blooms are probably the tree’s largest selling point—and its most misunderstood. The white “petals” aren’t actually petals at all. They are modified leaves called bracts that surround the small, greenish-yellow, insignificant flowers. The Kousa Dogwood can reach 15-25 feet in height. It can reach widths of 25 feet and suckering may add to it's width over time.. It's cold hardy to zone 5.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water 24 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: Sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbed is prefered to artificial stratification