With distinct pointed white flowers and dark green leaves that turn reddish-purple in the fall, the kousa dogwood is an excellent small tree that adds year-round beauty. Flowers are followed by berry-like fruits that persist into fall and the mottled, tan and gray bark is attractive in the winter.
Size and Light Requirements
A slow to medium growing tree that does best in full sun and partial shade, the Cornus kousa will usually reach a height of 25 feet.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.