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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