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Cornus kousa 'National'

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus kousa 'National'

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Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'

Milky Way Dogwood

 

More About Cornus kousa 'National'

  • Overlapping, white flowers fade to pink and are earlier than other kousa cultivars
  • Spherical, red fruit, up to 3 cm in diameter are held singly and resemble raspberries
  • Dropping, dark green leaves
  • Fall colour scarlet to red-purple
  • Upright, vase-shaped habit
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Interesting Notes:

The showy flowers seen on Cornus kousa cultivars are actually bracts surrounding the smaller, inconspicuous flower in the centre.

Zone:

5

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

White

National Flowering Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in medium-moisture and an acidic, well-drained soil, but will tolerate a range of light levels.  

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Cornus kousa 'National' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen