Cornus kousa is a spectacular multi-stem deciduous tree growing up to 6 metres tall with a 4-metre spread in maturity.

Cornus kousa is amongst a small group of trees that can exhibit numerous, attractive interests throughout the year, in the form of a spectacular flower display, attractive hanging fruits and stunning autumn leaf shades.

Kousa dogwood first grows upright and vase-shaped with side-branches arranged in layers. Attractive horizontal lines become pronounced as the tree matures.

Large cream-white flowers appear in abundance May-June on ovoid dark-green leaves. Charming edible but tasteless Pink-red fruit, raspberry like in appearance hangs from the tree on long stalks from September.

Kousa dogwood large dark-green leaves turn into brilliant autumn colours of scarlet or orange-crimson that are persistent from October.

We provide full planting services for Kousa Dogwood Trees which includes supply, delivery and installation. Contact us today for a quotation.

 

Soils

Kousa dogwood preference is moist, sandy-loamy, well-drained soil. It will grow on heavy soil but slowly. Does not tolerate chalk or water-logged locations.

Location

Kousa dogwood should be planted in a sheltered, full sun or partial shaded position.

Annual Growth Rate

Kousa dogwood is a slow growing tree.

pH TOLERANCE

Kousa dogwood will grow in acidic and neutral soils. Avoid planting into alkaline soils.

Root Structure

Kousa dogwood has a cordate root system with strong main roots and fibrous roots spreading through the topsoil layer. Sensitive to compaction.

Potential

Kousa dogwood is suited to the small garden or a sunny sheltered space in a large garden. It requires shelter from wind.

Annual Pruning

Kousa dogwood should be pruned late winter to early spring, in February or March. Pruning should be carried out to shape the plant and to remove crossing and congested branches.

Characteristics

Cornus kousa is a small multi-stem deciduous tree with spectacular flower display, attractive hanging fruits and stunning autumn leaf shades.

Availability

Season

Spring - Summer

Mature Tree

Sizing

60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree

Sizing

18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree

Sizing

10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

Prices are to give a general indication of cost for premium mature trees and Hedges. Additional costs for delivery, installation & maintenance should be considered. For a bespoke project cost please contact our dedicated sales team for expert advice & a fixed quotation.

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