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judygurley wrote:May 3, 2014
  • pentree
    They look more like Doublefile Viburnums.
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    Cornus kousa dogwood
deedebose wrote:Oct 19, 2012
  • mcanderson77

    Are these trees climate picky? what do they prefer?

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    Wallace Landscape Associates

    Cornus kousa grows in planting zones 5-8 and will do best in full sun to partial shade with uncompacted, moist (not wet), rich soil.

    They are not super picky but they are known to not be very drought-tolerant, so make sure to keep the soil moist throughout the summer, especially in the first three years when the tree is establishing itself. They also do best when planted in the spring (after last frost) rather than in the fall.

    Hope that helps!

Chelsea wrote:Aug 22, 2015
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    Wallace Landscape Associates

    Kousa dogwoods are expected to grow in zones 5-8. Houston can be in zones 8a or 8b. Since were are located on the east coast, we have no direct experience with your zone and can not guarantee success.

  • rupertthecat

    Thank you...

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Lauren Dunec Design added this to 10 Spectacular Trees for Courtyards and Tight SpacesFeb 23, 2017

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

Brian Barth added this to 7 Deer-Resistant Flowering Trees to Plant this FallJul 29, 2015

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

Becky Harris added this to 10 Ways to Fight Pollen at HomeApr 4, 2014

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

Paintbox Garden added this to 20 Ways to Work White Magic in Your YardDec 12, 2012

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.

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Creative Outdoor Spaces added this to Hilltop Patios4 days ago

General concept elements for front entry

dinahlarsen added this to Garden color schemeSep 11, 2019

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).

kevinhaines7 added this to Architect- exterior ideasAug 7, 2019

I want it to have this type of a feeling

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