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Cornus sericea ‘Baileyi’ (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)
Cornus sericea ‘Baileyi’ (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

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Zones 2-9, 14-17
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Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Cornus kousa chinensis

Dogwood
Cornaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers

CORNUS

All dogwoods offer attractive foliage and blossoms; some have spectacular fruit or winter bark. Leaves of many types turn brilliant colors in fall. What appear to be flower petals in many dogwoods are actually bracts—petal-like modified leaves. These surround the inconspicuous true flowers.

Cornus kousa chinensis ‘China Girl’ (photo courtesy of Ernst Kucklich)
Cornus kousa chinensis ‘China Girl’ (photo courtesy of Ernst Kucklich)

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Cornus kousa chinensis

Larger leaves and bracts than species.

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