Cornus kousa chinensis
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers
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.
Larger leaves and bracts than species.
Hybrid of complexparentage, with foliage like that of H. niger. Grows 1 ft. high, 1 1/2–2 ft....
‘Emerald Avenue’is upright, heat-resistant;a fine street tree.
‘Frans Fontaine’ is narrowest, to 35 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide, with inward-turningbranches.