Cornus kousa var. chinensis 7 Gal

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Cornus kousa var. chinensis, commonly known as Chinese dogwood or Kousa dogwood, is a deciduous tree native to China, Korea, and Japan. Here are some characteristics of this tree:

  1. Size: Chinese dogwood typically grows up to 20-30 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide.

  2. Bark: The bark of Chinese dogwood is gray-brown and develops a unique exfoliating texture with age.

  3. Leaves: The leaves are green and ovate in shape, with pointed tips and a slightly wavy margin. They turn a deep red in fall.

  4. Flowers: Chinese dogwood produces showy, creamy-white flowers in late spring to early summer. The bracts surrounding the flowers are larger and more prominent than those of other dogwood species.

  5. Fruit: The fruit of Chinese dogwood is a pinkish-red, raspberry-like berry that matures in late summer to early fall.

  6. Growth habit: The tree has a spreading, multi-stemmed growth habit, with a rounded crown.

  7. Sun and soil requirements: Chinese dogwood prefers partial shade to full sun and well-draining, slightly acidic soil.

  8. Disease and pest resistance: Chinese dogwood is generally resistant to many of the diseases and pests that affect other dogwood species, such as anthracnose and borers.