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White Kousa Dogwood

Cornus kousa


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Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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White Kousa Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your White Kousa Dogwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

25 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


1-2 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Cornus kousa

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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.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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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!
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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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
over 4 years ago
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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.
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
Trees arrived in good shape. I planted them a few days later and they are growing well.
January 1, 2013
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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
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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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
October 6, 2015
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years ago
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received the tree with no problems and it was green with leaves! Pleasantly surprised. I appreciate planting instructions included.
Fingers crossed that it will do well in the area I planted. Very happy with my purchase.
September 20, 2016
Birmingham, AL
7 months ago
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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.

Planting & Care

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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Looking to try a vendor's product to determine product for future purchase
Leonard D on Apr 24, 2017
Can grow close to house
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
Looking to try a vendor's product to determine product for future purchase
Leonard D on Apr 24, 2017
A neighbor has one that we love.
Molly D on Apr 19, 2017
Can grow close to house
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
The Kousa is the most beautiful tree - much prettier than the usual dogwood.
Pamela B on Apr 13, 2017
I am planting this tree on the corner of my foundation as the main focal point. I hope I can get it to look like the picture :)
Rob W on Apr 9, 2017
Description of small tree is ideal for the area at the rear of my driveway.
Ronald M on Apr 3, 2017
Recommended by a landscape designer and we also have one growing in our neighborhood and have admired it for a number of years. While we are re-doing some planting areas is the perfect time to plant the Kousa Dogwood.
JERRY S on Mar 3, 2017
love the white flower, will grow in partial shade.
Mary E B on Feb 27, 2017
Because I love the white flowers that grow inside the green foliage.
Chad K on Feb 16, 2017
I have seen this dogwood around the neighbor hood and it blooms after the spring burst and last a long time. Hoping this will be good addition to my cherry tree.
David C on Feb 14, 2017
Small tree grows slow
Randel b on Jan 24, 2017
This is the first tree of its kind that I have ever seen. It looks so lovely in bloom, and we look forward to Springtime. It is very delicate, but seems strong, and has withstood storms and winds so far. It is touted to be fine for our zone, 5. We planted it alone as a feature unto itself, although I read that it can do nicely as part of a cluster of plants because of its small size.
Lillian T on Nov 16, 2016
I started seeing flowers this spring. Unfortunately a family of deer ate the leaves and stripped the bark from the trunk. I cut it until that part that has no bark. I'm hoping it will not die.
cleotilde g on Oct 1, 2016
It is a beautiful tree,and the drought tolerance is good for the location I'm planting the tree.
Janine H on Sep 12, 2016
need to replace
paul c on Sep 3, 2016
We liked the looks of the tree. Just what we were looking for
Daniel J on Apr 21, 2016
Recommended by our landscape designer for the #RVA area (Richmond, VA).
Greg M on Apr 18, 2016
Beautiful white and green.
Jeffrey R on Apr 17, 2016
Jennifer K on Apr 13, 2016
Trying to find a tree/shrub that the deer will leave alone. They appear to be very beautiful online, love the blooms in the spring. Your site has many good reviews so cannot wait to plant these trees/shrub in my yard.
Susan L on Apr 6, 2016
beautiful flowers
ines w on Apr 6, 2016
Just love the beauty of this tree.
Armanda E on Mar 27, 2016
more disease-resistant than the domestic dogwood; blooms later in the season; prolific flowering; berries for birds
kathleen f on Mar 18, 2016
This tree is the perfect size to place near my house and the blossoms are beautiful.
Andrea M on Mar 13, 2016
Wanted a tree that was unusual in our area, and I really liked what I read about this specimen.
Jack H on Mar 2, 2016
Attractive, relatively compact tree for approach to front door...and, hey, we'll always have dogs.
Betty S on Jan 22, 2016
Have been wanting to try one of these in our landscape and I think I have a perfect spot for this variety. Very similar to the photo attached in your offering.
Michael H on Dec 18, 2015
Excellent price on a perfectly sized sapling.
Delia G on Dec 17, 2015
Constance H on Nov 9, 2015
I like the smaller size with an arching canopy. I'm happy to attract birds, also.
Connie N on Nov 3, 2015
It looks like there is snow/frost on the tree!
Patrick Z on Nov 3, 2015
Color and size of tree. Will look great on our lot.
Kirk A on Oct 20, 2015
A neighbor has one that we love.
Molly D on Apr 19, 2017
The Kousa is the most beautiful tree - much prettier than the usual dogwood.
Pamela B on Apr 13, 2017
what is the latin name of this cultivar or which variety is it?
deb h on Nov 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Cornus kousa is the botanical name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have full sun, does this tree grow well in full sun, heat and high humidity. Also have very cold winters. Do they need special care for winter?
Anita on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a kousa dogwood I planted last year. The area has full sun from noon on. The sun is very strong at times which burns the leaves a bit, but it is surviving fine. It has not bloomed yet since I planted it. I've read it may take some time. I live in central New Jersey, so far the winters have not damaged the tree. We had 3 feet of snow in 24 hrs last winter, and the tree is fine. This July and August have been scorching hot, I water every second night when it doesn't rain. So far the tree is holding up. I have a red dogwood in full sun from sunrise to sunset, it was beautiful in the spring with all its blooms, but when the summer sun hits it, all the leaves get burned. I think about transplanting it elsewhere but, I have only full sun left. So far it has survived. I think the dogwoods do better in a bit of shade with 6 or 7 hours of sun instead of all day from sunrise to sunset.
When is the best time to plant a new Kousa Dogwood?
Chad K on Feb 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring of Fall is fine. The only recommendation is if you are in zone 8, make sure it gets some afternoon shade. They say it can handle the sun, but it along with the heat is too much in the southeast.
When is the best time to plant a White Kousa Dogwood? I live on the California North Coast
Gay M on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The best time is if you have a rain season so that your young tree gets plenty of water if u can't i planted mine in the spring. And there doing great. If u can't wait then make sure u buy there starter fertilizer water and water. Hope u buy one there gorgeous. Heidi from texas
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.
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.
My tree appears healthy, but no blooms. It's been 7 years. Why not blooming?
Marts S on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I really don't know why not! Mine had three flowers on the third year. I was hoping to see more this year but a family of deer attacked it onenight and peeled off the bark. And cut the branches
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.
How wide is roots?
hazel l on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The roots will get as wide of the drip line of 25 feet.
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.
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!
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.
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.


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