japanese dogwood

The kousa dogwood can be distinguished from the closely related flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) of eastern North America by its more upright habit, flowering about a month later, and having pointed rather than rounded flower bracts.
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20 May 2005, Life Sciences, Volume 78, Issue 7, pp 777-784: The anthocyanins in native Cornus alternifolia, Cornus controversa, Cornus kousa and Cornus florida were quantified by HPLC and characterized by spectroscopic methods.
The Kousa grows to 15 to 20 feet, has flakey bark, and long-lasting white “flowers” which usually come out about a month after its cousin, the Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida.) Actually, its flowers are quite small.
IDENTIFICATION: Shrub or a small tree to 25 feet, camouflaged-patterned bark, tan and brown, leaves 2 to 4″ long, opposite, simple, dark green; reddish purple to scarlet to bronze fall color.
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HI I have a kousas dogwood tree that appears to have damage in the middle of it and never grew leaves and looks dead, but the outside branches are green, do we trim down the middle or hope it comes back or treat it? Please help,we it and not sure what to do.
If you’re looking for a perfectly shaped tree with year-round interest, try planting a Kousa dogwood in your yard! Also called Japanese or Chinese dogwood, these Asian cousins of the familiar native flowering dogwood offer a unique look, and they’re resistant to many of the diseases that frequently plague flowering dogwoods.
Kousa dogwoods have creamy-white to pink, pointed bracts that arrive after the tree has leafed out, giving a deep green backdrop to the star-like blooms.
hello, my kousa is looking great…….still has many blloms left and the tree looks fuller and taller.
This year it was covered with potential buds but when all the other Kousas in and around us started to bloom my Kousa buds and early leaves started drying up.
Have you watered them regularly…….both the same? It is not unusual for any tree to lose a few leaves but if the leaf drop is severe then maybe you should ask an expert……………of which I am not.
Best Answer: None of these – have had Kousa Dogwood trees for a good many years -the bi red "berries" just fall to the ground – I simply leave them year after year as I think they are attractive spread on the ground under the trees.
My Kousa Dogwood is only a year old at my place, however, after the blooms dry up, I am going to prune the lower branches that the deer have been nibbling on.
Kousa dogwood trees aren’t very drought-tolerant, so make sure to keep the soil moist throughout the summer, especially in the first three years when the tree is establishing itself.
From the drifts of flowers in the spring to the abundant bright red berries late in the summer, Kousa dogwood trees are an ever-changing, attractive addition to almost any landscaping design.
Kousa dogwood trees begin life with an upright design, but their branches grow out horizontally as the trees mature.
The bark of the Kousa dogwood is so attractive that you’ll want to selectively prune branches to show it off as part of your Kousa dogwood care.
When looking for an attractive specimen tree for their landscaping design, many homeowners go no further when they come upon the Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa).
Keep reading to get tips for growing Kousa dogwood trees and how to take care of Kousa dogwoods in the landscape.
Kousa dogwood does much better when planted in the spring than in the fall, so wait until the last sign of frost has passed before putting in your new tree.
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Large, pointed, white to pinkish bracts produced three weeks after our native flowering dogwood.
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Angular gray to brown spots with yellow or dark purple halos form on leaves.
Also, large, brown blotches of dead tissue may occur on leaf tips, along the margin of leaves, or between the veins.
Small, reddish-brown spots without brown centers may pepper portions of the leaf or extend along veins.
Irregular, brown, wrinkled patches form on flower bracts and leaves in the spring.
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Cornus kousa "Wolf Eyes" is a dramatic small tree that really lights up dark areas of the garden.
I’ve never been overly fond of where I placed it but couldn’t find a better spot when I purchased it.
A four-sided mirror bar, topped with towering Japanese dogwood arrangements, served cocktails from sponsors Belvedere and Grand Marnier.
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But she is getting used to it 😉 The japanese dogwood is a species of flowering tree of the family Cornaceae native to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Bhutan.
My dad purchased this for my mom for mother's day a few years ago, and she was initially disappointed because she had wanted a pink flowering dogwood.
Dogwood trees, in full bloom in early Spring, are truly a sight to behold making them a very popular choice for homeowners.
Attractive shrubs to plant with the dogwood tree in the garden are: Japanese kerria, Hugonis rose, Tatarian honeysuckle and lilac since they all bloom about the same time.
Dogwood trees are one of the most beautiful and attractive flowering trees in North America.
Flower:   Flower buds are flattened and globose at the base, pointed at the apex, shaped like Hershey kisses.
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Uses:   Specimen, patio tree, border accent.
Fall Color:   Fall color is reddish-purple to scarlet.
Leaves:   Leaves are opposite, simple, elliptic-ovate, 2-4 inches long.
Bark:   Bark is thin and flaky, mottled, exfoliating.
Form:   Deciduous tree.
Picture Notes:  Picture 16 is Cornus kousa cv.
The Kousa Dogwood is a small deciduous tree, native to the eastern areas of Asia, that grows about 8 – 12 m tall.
When in bloom, the Kousa Dogwood is very showy, but the flowers show much later in the spring than the leaves.
The Kousa Dogwood a great example Dogwood species; it is much like other species of Dogwoods in that their leaves are opposite and simple, and grow to be about 4 to 10 cm long.
This has led people to classify the Kousa Dogwood as either Cornus kousa or Benthamidia kousa.
The Kousa Dogwood flowers can be deceiving.
The fruit of the Kousa Dogwood is a 2-3 cm diameter compound berry.
To top it all off, the Kousa Dogwood fruit is edible as well.
Can they be cut to the ground yet? I know the leaves of dandelions that currently are growing freeze over the winter, but do new shoots come from the existing plant next spring? In other words, is it of value to spray and kill the current plants to ward off them reappearing again in the spring? I have red twig dogwoods that have exploded out of control this summer.
reddish dogwood tree and planted it in the middle of our lawn under some sycamore trees.
Q: I have a dogwood tree that my mother planted about 10 years ago.
Q: We are on our second snow mantle dogwood tree in four years.
I put some Job fertilizer tree stakes in the ground in early spring, before the leaves came out, and sprayed the lawn with Weed-Be-Gon liquid weed killer.
Part of the pine tree fell and broke one of the biggest branches of the dogwood.
Q: I have a 3-year-old red twig dogwood tree that has never grown more than 14 feet tall.
About a year ago, the neighbors had a pine tree cut down that was very near our dogwood.
I was careful to save a dogwood tree in the front yard.
Q: We moved into a new home with a small dogwood tree in the backyard.
The tree starts out looking beautiful in the spring, but then the leaves curl and droop, producing a very unsightly tree.
I would love to have a magnolia tree, but there is not enough love here in zones 2 and 3 to keep it warm and alive! I would like to inquire on the viability of a dogwood or cherry tree.
A: If you want to dig up the dogwood seedlings this fall, rather than early next spring, then wait until they have been hit by a couple of frosts.
Can I do that this fall or is it advisable to wait until spring? What kind of soil amendments should we use? I have a morden sunset rose that had a bad case of black spot this summer and now has very few leaves.
The Kousa dogwood[1] (Cornus kousa or Benthamidia kousa) is a small deciduous tree 8–12 m (26–39 ft) tall, native to eastern Asia.
A lovely specimen of Kousa Dogwood found on the grounds of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
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Getting into the spring flower madness that takes over Korea, a group of friends and I headed out to Icheon this past weekend to take advantage of the flowering Sansuyu, Japanese dogwood trees, Festival.
Icheon holds festivals centered on their large number of Japanese dogwood trees, as well as a ceramics festival in May, a peach festival in September and a rice festival in October.
Cornus florida 'Rubra' botanical illustration, native Dogwood.
Striking in every season, Pagoda Dogwood is an extremely adaptable North American native tree.
Whether it is white flowers, blue fruit, or red fall colors, this tree provides beauty in every season making it a great choice for any yard.
Pagoda Dogwood has an extremely distinct, horizontally tiered branching pattern which is reminiscent of an Asian garden.
Kousa dogwood – Green Meadows Nursery Inc.
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Image Common Name Botanical Name Description   White Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Zones 4-9 Ht.
Pink Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida rubra Zones 5-9 Ht.
Cherokee Chief Dogwood, Red Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Zones 5-8 Ht.
Cherokee Brave Dogwood Cornus florida ruba, ‘Comco’ #1 Zones 5-9 Ht.
Wolf Eyes Variegated Chinese Dogwood Cornus kousa Zones 5-8 Ht.
Cherokee Princess Dogwood Cornus florida Zones 5-8 Ht.
Appalachian Spring Dogwood Cornus florida, ‘Appalachian Spring’  Zone 5 Ht.
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While not a flower, it is an unusual fruit that does not get much attention; although the young leaves of this tree are edible.
Here are a variety of recipes and other information on flowers and their uses in the kitchen.
Add sugar, maple syrup, or agave nectar for added sweetness if desired.
The Japanese Dogwood produces a very flavorful fruit about the size of a strawberry.
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Kousa Dogwood Flower Essence aids in the realignment of the physical body to activate the cellular memory of perfect health.
This graceful tree encourages the restoration of a natural state of grace in the body, which results in a profound experience of peace.

A variation is provided by the "Satomi" kousa dogwood tree (Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’), which bears deep pink blossoms in spring.
Cornus florida is an indigenous dogwood tree in the U.S., where it is commonly referred to simply as, "flowering dogwood tree," as if there were no other.
Dogwoods give you "2 for the price of 1." Best known for their spring blooms, they also provide fine fall foliage.
This dogwood tree puts out red blooms in spring, while its fall foliage ranges from reddish-bronze to purplish.
Japanese, or "kousa" dogwood trees (Cornus kousa) can be grown in zones 5-8.
Their star-shaped blooms appear later in spring than do the flowers on other dogwoods; the (usually) white color of these flowers makes Japanese dogwoods useful in moon gardens.