Dogwood

Summer Dogwood Flowers and Bracts

Summer Dogwood Flowers and Bracts

Latin name: Cornus kousa

Variety: poss. Little Beauty

Location: Front garden

Origin: native to Japan, Korea and China

Description:

  • small deciduous tree
  • green “flower” surrounded by four white pointed bracts in early June and lasting about 6 weeks
  • opposite, simple leaves elliptic to ovate in shape
  • autumn leaves turn red or red-purple
  • fruit is dull, raspberry red, pendant in late August to October
  • edible but mealy fruit

Maintenance:

Zone: USDA to zone 5

Sources:

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/corkou/corkou1.html

http://www.eattheweeds.com/cornus-kousa-a-dog-gone-good-dogwood-2/

http://www.natronacountyconservationdistrict.com/images/Ca_Ch_Deciduous.pdf

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