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Cornus kousa
Cornus kousa

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Zones 3-9, 14-17, 31-34
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Moderate

Cornus x rutgersensis

Stellar Dogwood
Cornaceae
Deciduous, Trees

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 x rutgersensis

These disease-resistant single-trunked hybrids between C. florida and C. kousa grow to about 20 ft. tall, 25–30 ft. wide. Bloom (white or pink) comes between midspring bloom of C. florida and late-spring or early-summer bloom of C. kousa. Blossoms appear along with the leaves. All have brilliant fall color.

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