Kousa Dogwood

Arbor walk #41, Treekeeper ID #4568

This tree, native to Asia, is known for its four-petaled white flowers in June and its reddish-purple color in fall. It also grows 1″ long edible raspberry-like fruit in August. Although non-native and less well known in the U.S. compared to the Flowering Dogwood (Benthamidia florida), the Kousa Dogwood is advantageously resistant to the disease known as dogwood anthracnose, which the Flowering Dogwood is quite susceptible to.

Common NameKousa Dogwood
Latin NameCornus kousa
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