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White Kousa Dogwood

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Growing Zones: 5-8


Growing Zones 5-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Cornus kousa

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, FL

Beautiful All Year Round

Highly disease resistant and trouble free.

White springtime blooms and red berries last for months, followed by striking red and purple hues just in time for the autumn season.

Even in winter, the eye-catching bark and form of the Kousa bring a unique beauty to your landscape.

Distinctive vase shape makes this tree ideal for border and foundation planting, though it can stand alone as a showpiece tree with ease.

Attracts wildlife of all sorts, and provides a safe haven for birds in the winter time! Its small frame makes it ideal for tight areas, especially for under power lines!

The shallow root system of the Kousa makes it a perfect tree to plant near homes without fear of the roots damaging any structures.

The Kousa Dogwood flowers about a month later than the standard Dogwood. It has leaves when it flowers, which make an attractive backdrop. Kousa seems to do better at temperature extremes, both cold and hot.






Customer Reviews

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Ordered a small Kousa Dogwood last year. In advance of receiving the tree I amended the soil, built a little area about 5' diameter and then when it arrived, I planted the tree promptly, following the instructions. I left a small part of the large upper roots (forget what they're called) slightly exposed based on reading about these trees, and mulched the entire area. It just looked like a bent dead stick for a long time, and seemed to take forever to leaf out, but I watered faithfully and the Kousa turned out to be a lovely tree with vibrant Autumn foliage, and has straightened out as well. It is showing signs of life this winter season so I expect it will leaf out sooner this year.
December 31, 2012
STUNNING! We have one of these beautiful trees in our landscape beds a mere 5ft from the house, it is small and STUNNING people constantly stop in front of our house and ask what kind of tree it is! We live in Michigan and the blossoms are always out and in full color by my birthday, June 9th!
December 31, 2012
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Kousa Dogwood Delight
My Kousa Dogwood bloomed the second year and following that was covered with blooms each spring. Fast growing, easy care and It is a delight to see. I enjoy the fact that it blooms after the other Dogwood trees so you have a longer time of enjoying the blooms.
May 15, 2015
VA
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
8
I purchased approx 15 dogwoods and these were the only ones that didn't bloom this year except for the ones we spoke of that had died. The tree looked fine just no blooms the first year . Hoping for blooms in the spring and if not I will look further into the problem but loved the plant it was pretty and full.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Trees arrived in good shape. I planted them a few days later and they are growing well.
December 31, 2012
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Love these trees!
The tree was shipped very carefully -- no broken branches, and still moist at the root. My other Kousas, purchased a few years ago, just produced flowers this year. It takes a while for them to flower, but when they do, they are truly beautiful. A very pleased customer.
October 7, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
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Tender
 
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The tree arrived in perfect condition. It is a hardy, attractive specimen, and a very good price. Nurseries in this area had some unhealthy looking plants at a much higher price. I am very pleased with my purchase and the company itself.
October 6, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
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Tender
 
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Wow
I was sceptical when I first ordered the trees on line. But because I didn't have a truck I decided to order them with Pam's fast ggrowing. Wow I was surprise when I got my trees they where more then I expected. Since then I have ordered 2 Apple's trees which where beautiful and a cherry tree which I'm so excited about... thanks fast growing trees
Heidi
October 6, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Tender
 
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dogwood
We had to take pics and you replaced three trees that died. We have six planted now and two of them look great, three are struggling and one died. The two that are growing are green and healthy. All are planted in the same area. We think because the roots were dry when delivered, the trees had a hard time adjusting and growing.
October 6, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
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great tree, but I haven't had enough time to evaluate it
I just got my second one, and I will have to wait til spring to see how it survives. I plan on protecting it from deer and the elements and can't wait til it grows and flowers.
November 4, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your White Kousa Dogwood



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your White Kousa Dogwood.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your White Kousa Dogwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your White Kousa Dogwood again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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We liked the looks of the tree. Just what we were looking for
Daniel J on Apr 21, 2016
Beautiful white and green.
Jeffrey R on Apr 17, 2016
Recommended by our landscape designer for the #RVA area (Richmond, VA).
Greg M on Apr 18, 2016
unique
Jennifer K on Apr 13, 2016
what is the latin name of this cultivar or which variety is it?
deb h on Nov 4, 2014
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when can you prune branches and shape tree?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: Since my Kousa is only one year old----I don't know the answer to this. It's too soon to prune yet. But I will say this Dogwood stood tall during the severe winter we had here in the Mountains and looks very lush and green right now. Probably won't see any flowers until next year, and then we can talk about pruning.
Reply · Report · Lynn S on Jun 6, 2014
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We're looking for a bush/small tree and this White Kousa Dogwood sounds like it might work. How much of the 3-4 foot tree is "trunk" and how much would be branches/leaves? Anyway we could see an example of one that would be shipped before we buy?
terri m on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: I've only had mine for 17 months, but the branches start very low to the ground, maybe only a foot from the grass. It has grown about 3 feet and bushed out a lot since I bought it--lots of leaves, tons of flowers, and now, in the fall, really pretty red berries.
Reply · Report · Wendy C on Sep 12, 2014
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How many years for the Kousa Dogwood to mature?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: I'm not an expert but the white ones I purchased for my neighbor grow VERY slowly. I tried to warn her that they would take a long time to mature. I purchased the pink kousas for under the power lines at my house. They definitely grow faster than the white ones. This is my third Spring with the pinks and they have grown about 4 feet taller and about 2 feet wide. The stems are still small - maybe 2.5 to 3 inches around. My understanding is that the dogwoods are simply slow growers, with those white ones being slower than the pink ones. Once they get fully established, I think they start picking up the pace a bit.
Reply · Report · Kevin N on May 31, 2014
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would kousa dogwood tree survive in zip 18210 pa if I plant it in august?
phyll on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased this tree in the very early spring (I live in CT) last year (2013) and planted it in April. It did great. It's doubled in size and though it didn't produce flowers the first spring, I had tons of long-lasting flowers this season. It stood up well to our brutal winter last year. Having said that, I would not plant it later in the season since it will still be very fragile/young during the first onset of cold weather. I personally would wait until spring.
Reply · Report · Wendy C on Jul 30, 2014
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how should the this tree be protected from deer?
donna b on Aug 19, 2015
Best Answer: I hung a "Green Screen" bag on the tree. I purchased these bags at the local garden store. The deer have not touched the tree.
Reply · Report · Regina T on Aug 20, 2015
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Our dogwood needs pruning - what is the best way to do this and still keep the lovely form? We need to keep the height to about 12 ft.
Susan P on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: In the fall when your tree is dormant cut back the branches to your desired shape and height. Make the cuts are 45 degree angles facing upwards to promote new growth.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 19, 2014
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I live near the gulf cost in Alabama. Our yard used to be covered in beautiful Dogwoods but have all died due to a blight? , disease affecting dogwoods in this area. Would love to replace. Do you think if I purchase dogwoods from your company to plant, that they would be subject to same?
Julie R on Feb 4, 2015
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Do you happen to know how well the White Kousa Dogwood would tolerate Utah's brutal summer heat and dryness?
Mozart on Mar 21, 2016
Best Answer: I can't provide you an answer yet--I just bought this tree last spring. I am in the foothills of CO, hoping this baby makes it to bloom (is only 2 ft tall right now). So far so good.
We have huge temperature swings in the spring-- Regardless--I suspect you will need to place it in a spot sheltered from all day sun. And irrigate well for a few years until established.
Reply · Report · Anne R on Mar 21, 2016
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The White Kousa Dogwood I want to buy grows in growing zones 5-8, but I live in zone 9...Does that mean that it won't be healthy or could even die if I buy it anyway?
Steven K on Sep 14, 2015
Best Answer: My opinion (only) is that it would be easier to grow in a warmer climate...just keep it watered, and perhaps put in partial shade. Mine hasn't bloomed yet, so I'm waiting and waiting...perhaps next year. I probably should feed it more, as I don't--feeling nature should take its way. I hope this is somewhat helpful.
Reply · Report · Patricia S on Sep 15, 2015
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my new kousa dogwood is about 6 feet tall with leaves all the way to the ground. I want it to look like a tree not a bush, should I cut the stems near the bottom and if so how far up should I go?
mfoley on Jun 30, 2015
Best Answer: You can certainly prune off the bottom branches of your Cornus kousa if you want to show the trunk of the tree. I would start with 18-20 inches from the ground, and as the tree gets older and bigger, you can limb it up to a higher height until you have the amount of clearance you want.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 1, 2015
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I planted one 1 week ago and the leaves are browns is this ok. How much water do they need?
hazel l on Jun 18, 2016
Best Answer: Dogwood trees possess very shallow root systems that are susceptible to drying out in the absence of regular rainfall. It is best to water your tree once or twice a week. Be sure, though, to water correctly. Light green leaves are a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves signify both over watering and under watering. Watch for these and any other signs that your tree is getting too much or too little water.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 20, 2016
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How large are the Japanese dogwoods when you receive them and are they burlaped, bare root, or containered?
Donna S on Sep 18, 2015
Best Answer: Currently our White Kousa Dogwoods are 3-4 ft tall and shipped in pots.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 21, 2015
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Is this deer resistant?
Karen C on May 6, 2015
Best Answer: Deer resistant, but, not deer-proof. If they are hungry enough, they will eat anything!
Reply · Report · kathleen f on Mar 3, 2016
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what are the berries, seeds, or edible?
windy s on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: The berries are out on my dogwood now. They are really cool looking, round, hard, very red, with small bumps on them--about the size of a cherry. They are not edible.
Reply · Report · Wendy C on Sep 12, 2014
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my dogwood tree has tiny white flowers early now little berries , when I bought it he said it was a padgoda Dogwood do you have them ?? my tree is dieing
Dottie L on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Our White Kousa Dogwood is the Cornus kousa variety also known as the Padgoda which produces berries.

Please contact our knowledgeable staff about the condition of your tree.

https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/help.php?section=contactus&mode=update
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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How wide is roots?
hazel l on Apr 10, 2016
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