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    Also known as kousa, kousa dogwood, Chinese dogwood, Korean dogwood, and Japanese dogwood. Synonyms include Benthamia kousa, Cynoxylon kousa, and Dendrobenthamia japonica. Perennial in USDA zones 5-8.

    Habit/Size up to 30 feet tall
    Germination Direct sow in fall or stratifiy (cold/moist) for 90-120 days. Sow 3/8 in. deep.
    Requirements Tolerates most soil types and pH levels. Prefers moist soil and full sun, but can grow in partial shade. Medium water needs.
    Zones USDA zones 5-8
    Life Cycle deciduous tree
    Harvest Pink to red fruit are sweet and of excellent quality and can be eaten cooked or raw. Young leaves are used as a potherb.
    Uses edible*(fruit, leaves), medicinal*, utility (wood)
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Cornus kousa chinensis is pollinated by insects and is hermaphrodite (has both male and female parts).
    Synonyms Benthamia kousa, Bethamia japonica, Cynoxylon kousa

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