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White Kousa Dogwood

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-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
-t- Planting Mix
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.

Coarse 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- Tree Planting Kit
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.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

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

Growing Zones 5-8
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Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

25 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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Kousa Dogwood
The tree came packaged great and in good shape, it's only been in the ground a month or so and with cold weather on the way it may take until spring to see how it does but so far so good.
October 12, 2018
4 months ago
Very healthy and well packaged. Nice tree. I needed a flowering tree out front. Good response to my order.
August 28, 2018
5 months ago
Healthy Tree
Love my new Kousa Dogwood (white). Arrived quickly. Packaged well. Planted same day. Doing well so far (3 weeks). We have 1 other mature Kousa in our back yard. They are everywhere here in MD. Love the leaves and beautiful flowers.
July 25, 2018
7 months ago
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Still working on it
The tree is surviving but not thriving. We water it consistently, have sprayed it with deer-resistance, all-natural liquid and have fertilized it. But it's barely hanging on. We're not giving up, however because we really love this species.
July 7, 2018
7 months ago
Charming landscape addition
This Kousa Dogwood was in place at the corner of my home when I bought it...The flowers are beautiful and the bark is very unusual. I love this tree.
July 1, 2018
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I tried to contact you to ask what could be done with our ailing Cousa Dogwood. We water everyday and the leaves are still drying up and the tree does not look well! Please send suggestions!
June 13, 2018
8 months ago
My tree arrived in perfect condition! I did order with another tree that didn't fare quite as well, bur all in all they look great!
May 21, 2018
9 months ago
Not so great
As you can see from this picture the tree isn't starting out very well. I think buying from my local nursery is safer.
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May 21, 2018
10 months ago
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The tree
We bought a Dogwood tree which was promptly delivered. It arrived in good condition and I planted it the next day. It is slow coming out but now has leaves, thinly spaced, which appear to be healthy. I am confident this tree will mature into a great looking addition to our yard.
May 17, 2018
11 months ago
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Arrived quickly and in good shape. Planting directions were clear and helpful. Seems to be doing well.
May 15, 2018
9 months ago

Planting & Care

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

White Kousa Dogwood Planting Diretions

The White Kousa is known for its unique look, peeling bark, and epic white leaves that have the appearance of blooms. This tree is also commonly known as “Cornus kousa” one of the popular Japanese varieties. They are best known for their unique umbrella growth pattern and make wonderful shade trees for your landscape. These beautiful trees are best grown in USDA zones 5-8. They thrive best in both full and partial sunlight meaning they need at least 4 hours of direct unfiltered sunlight daily. White Kousa Dogwoods are considered to be slow to moderate growers with an average growth rate of 12-24 inches; depending on growing conditions. The blooming period for these trees is May through June.

Location: Choose a location that receives a minimum of 4 hours of unfiltered sunlight daily. If possible, place it in a location that will receive morning sun and afternoon shade. The location also needs to be in an area with rich, acidic, well draining moist soil. They are adaptable to most soil types but thrive best in sandy and clay based soil.

Planting Instructions:
1) Till, then dig a hole 2-3 times the size of the rootball of your tree.
2) Remove your tree from its container and loosen the soil around the root system.
3) Place your tree in the hole holding it straight, add a root stimulant and then back fill your hole.
4) Pack the soil firmly around the tree, tamping down with your hands to remove any air pockets.
5) Water the planting site and place a couple of layers of mulch around the tree to preserve soil moisture and keep competing growth at bay.

Watering: It is best to keep the soil moist around White Kousa Dogwoods. These are not considered to be drought tolerant trees so you’ll need to water daily the first week to keep the soil moist. After that you can water once or twice weekly during the first growing season.

Fertilization: It is best to test your soil prior to fertilizing your White Kousa Dogwood. This will help you know whether your tree can benefit from an all purpose fertilizer or if it needs a nutrient specific fertilizer.

If you already have nutrient rich soil, you can use a standard fertilizer like a 12-4-8 or a 16-4-8 formula. The best time to fertilize these trees is during the spring in April and May. Keep in mind that if you over-fertilize your tree, this could cause damage to the root system. It’s always best to follow the instructions on the package in regards to how much fertilizer to use.

Pruning: Trimming your White Kousa tree isn’t necessary. However, if you wish to show the unique bark and branching, you can prune off some of the lower branches to display more of the tree. This is especially helpful if you are using the tree as shade on your landscape.

Pest: Dogwood trees can have a couple of pest issues from time to time. The best defense is a healthy tree. Aphids have been known to feed on the plant tissue of these trees. You can treat these by spraying them off with a powerful stream of water and applying Neem Oil to your tree.

Borers are another insect that will feed on Dogwood trees. These pests tunnel through the tree’s trunk and twigs, feeding on the tree’s tissue. These are also easily treatable by removing any affected twigs and destroying them while the infestation is still active. You can also treat the base of the trunk with an insecticide in May as a preventative measure.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I have one in my front yard and I love it. The deer don’t eat it and I love white flowers. These trees are easy to care for and if kept trimmed don’t get out of control.
Brenda C on Oct 7, 2018
Front of house...thought it would make quite a statement.
Susan L on May 30, 2018
I have one in my front yard and I love it. The deer don’t eat it and I love white flowers. These trees are easy to care for and if kept trimmed don’t get out of control.
Brenda C on Oct 7, 2018
Great looking tree for reasonable price (delivered)
Scott B on Jun 17, 2018
Front of house...thought it would make quite a statement.
Susan L on May 30, 2018
Saw one of these while out for dinner one night last summer in Western Michigan and was immediately in love with the blooms, they were just gorgeous, and I had to have one!!
Mai V on May 8, 2018
Good reviews. Buying it as a gift for a wonderful son and daughter-in-law.
Barbara T on May 8, 2018
tolerance of weather conditions and appearance of the tree. have had one in the past in Maryland.
constance b on Apr 29, 2018
Nice Looking tree for the Memorial Garden.
Tim E on Apr 15, 2018
My wife wanted it. GOOD CHOICE, It will look really good in our yard
Dennis R on Feb 5, 2018
I was looking for a very special tree to plant in memory of our best friend and precious 4-legged family member, Meg. When I saw the picture and read the description of this particular tree, I thought, a Dogwood, how appropriate and also beautiful all year round....just like our Meg.
Pamela H on Dec 21, 2017
Wife has wanted a dogwood for years, but everyone in the neighborhood has dogwoods. Seems like a great variation on a theme.
Patrick V on Nov 4, 2017
Hard to put into words! It is one of the plantings I am putting around a new deck. The shallow root system should allow it to grow without damaging the footings. When mature the way the limbs go horizontal on these trees will provide a nice canopy and catch light from the low voltage up-lighting I am putting in. All in all, kind of a cool looking tree!
Randy E on Oct 24, 2017
I have always wanted a Dogwood, but could never decide on pink or white! It is right in front of a large picture window, where can enjoy the beautiful white blooms this coming spring.
norma w on Oct 17, 2017
As a tribute to a family pet that passed
The Cook F on Oct 14, 2017
Heard good things about this tree.
cheryl s on Oct 1, 2017
Landscape architect told me it would be hardy here. It is beautiful.
Victoria M on Sep 29, 2017
Compact size, vibrant blossoms, easy maintenance
Maria P on Aug 12, 2017
Size, appearance and hardiness.
Michael H on Aug 2, 2017
Because I love it!
Denise C on Jul 31, 2017
We needed a tree for our patio planting area. I wanted something unique and compact, we saw this at a resort we recently stayed at and thought it would be perfect! So happy to have searched and find it here!
Amy G on Jul 19, 2017
Looks pretty
Amy C on Jul 12, 2017
Because I wanted a dogwood tree that can tolerate full sun.
Robert D on Jul 2, 2017
One of my favorite trees
Terry H on Jun 30, 2017
Like shape, flowers and over all appearance.
Irina P on Jun 20, 2017
It is beautiful !
Michael F on Jun 15, 2017
grow well in the location of upstate ny.
Alek R on May 21, 2017
For the shade, flowers and smell.
Pamela H on May 7, 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
Great looking tree for reasonable price (delivered)
Scott B on Jun 17, 2018
Saw one of these while out for dinner one night last summer in Western Michigan and was immediately in love with the blooms, they were just gorgeous, and I had to have one!!
Mai V on May 8, 2018
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.
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.
when can you prune branches and shape tree?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Fall is the best time to prune any tree. The sap is down and it puts less stress on the tree.
How many years for the Kousa Dogwood to mature?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The White Kousa Dogwoods have a medium growth rate of about 13 to 24 inches per year. Older trees slow down, growing 12 inches or less per year.
how should the this tree be protected from deer?
donna b on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I hanged plastic mesh bags with small chunks of Irish Spring Soap in them. It ha worked so far this year. Hang the bags right where their noses would hit the smell!! I lots lots of lower leaves last year.
I live in NC. Can I plant this tree in an all day sunny location?
Heidi on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live outside of DC. I planted a kousa Dogwood in a very sunny spot last year. So far it has done well.
Have the lower branches of the Cornus Kousa shown in this picture been pruned since I have seen pics on other sites where the lower branches grow much closer to the ground?
Dennis C on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Dennis, Not sure about the Kousa in the photo. However, I did prune the lower branches on our Kousas because I like the look of a tree rather than a bush. Also, we have many deer where we live, and pruning the lower branches reduces the chance that they will munch on them (which they DO, even though the Kousa is supposed to be deer resistant.)
would kousa dogwood tree survive in zip 18210 pa if I plant it in august?
phyll on Jul 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Does this tree lose its leaves in the winter time?
Ridgette on Apr 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely!

My Dogwood is 13 months old..arrived at about 3' tall and now stands about 6'-3" and appears to be healthy as it loves the Pacific Northwest. The leaves are just now starting to appear and hopefully the flowers will appear this year. This tree will be a focal point in my garden as it stands over several azaleas on a slight hill sharing space with some mountain hemlocks.

Very pleased with this tree and the care that was taken for shipping.
Do deer eat tree bark or leaves?
Jo D on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Have a fair amount of deer come through and eat a bunch of stuff but they haven't touched the dogwood. The tree I got was in great shape when it arrived and is doing very well
Is this deer resistant?
Karen C on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: NO!! We have lots of deer in our neighborhood, and they chewed off the leaves of one of our Kousa dogwoods up to their browse line. This year I hung out plastic mesh bags with small chunks of Irish Spring soap around the bottom limbs, not only of the Kousa dogwoods but also our other deer "salads." It has worked so far!!!
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.
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: My white kousa is planted under some tall pines in my yard so it doesn't get a lot of sun. While it's a pretty slow grower, it lives it there. It's a baby, planted a little less than a year ago. I haven't seen blossoms yet. We're in northern utah. Will terse are snowy cold but rarely below zero. I bought a pink dogwood at the same time for my front yard. It gets full sun but doesn't seem to like it. Leaves are dry and sad looking. No blossoms there either. It's putting forth new growth now tho, so we'll see. Hope this helps.
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.
Does this tree produce berries? And if so, do they eventually cover the grass below?
Jaclyn G on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes very nice looking red berries. Almost look like a razberry. Where I live birds love to eat them and most of my small ornamental trees are located in my flower beds. Some berries collect on ground but it's not many.
How long do the flowers last?
Bobbee on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The blooms last about six weeks.
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.
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.
What dogwood is also called yang mei and has edible fruit?
Jesse B on Dec 19, 2018
Can I still plant this tree in wva ?
Maryann H on Nov 2, 2018
Are the berries edible?
R G on Jun 16, 2018

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