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botanical name:
Cornus kousa
Cornus kousa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dogwood
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 7.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Large shrub or small tree with flaking bark and ovate, wavy-margined, deep green leaves, usually turning deep reddish purple in autumn. The small green flowers are surrounded by 4 attractive large white bracts. Red, strawberry-like fruits are produced in autumn.

cultivation:
Best in moist, well drained neutral to acid soil in light part shade or sun. Quite tolerant once well established.

If required prune while dormant in winter.

other notes:
From Korea and Japan.

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