Distinctive GardensTraditional Landscape, Philadelphia
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5. Kousa Dogwood(Cornus kousa)Beautiful and well-behaved, kousa dogwood is a perfect small-space tree for gardens in temperate climates. Choose among varieties with white, rosy pink and peach-colored blossoms. Many varieties also exhibit fabulous fall color, with leaves changing to deep coral. The raspberry look-alike fruit can drop on paving, but will most likely be eaten by birds before it falls.Where it will grow: Hardy to minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 26.1 degrees Celsius (zones 5 to 8)Water requirement: Moderate to highLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 15 to 30 feet tall with an equal spreadSee how to grow kousa dogwood
7. Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa)Chinese dogwood is absolutely covered in white flowers in spring. It is also known for its ornate shape and 1-inch red berries that ripen in summer (they’re edible but bland). Where it will grow: Hardy to -20 degrees Fahrenheit (zones 5 to 8)Light requirement: Full sun or part shadeWater requirement: Consistent moistureMature size: 20 feet tall and 15 feet wideSee how to grow Chinese dogwoodDo you have flowering trees that deer ignore? Tell us about them in the Comments.MoreTop 12 Summer-Blooming Perennials for Deer-Resistant DramaBrowse more gardening tips
10. Don’t let the pollen get you down; it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year. The pollen does have a nice trade-off; sealed up in my yellowish-green car today, I couldn’t help but smile at the white dogwood blooms hovering over the street, with the stunning redbud trees providing a brilliant raspberry-pink contrast. Then I sneezed. Tell us: What’s your trick for keeping pollen out of the house?More:Clear the Air: A Guide to Indoor Air Purifiers18 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home
1. Welcome with white. This beautiful entrance is balanced with a white flowering dogwood (Cornus kousa, zones 5 to 8) and framed by a split-rail fence. The look is formal but not stuffy, and the fence matches the style and scale of the clapboard buildings.