Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’

('Milky Way', Kousa Dogwood)


$400.00


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

A broad, bushy tree that is particularly noted for its abundant flowers and showy fruit. It typically matures to 20? tall and as wide. Flower bracts are creamy white and bloom in profusion in June. Red berries mature in summer. Berries are exceptionally large and are edible (inner custard-like consistency) off the plant. Birds also love the fruit. Fruits persist on the plants into fall past the point of foliage drop. Oval, pointed, dark green leaves (to 4? long) turn orange-red to scarlet in autumn. Mottled, exfoliating, tan and gray bark is attractive in winter. Cultivar name suggests that the profuse bloom of flowers each year is suggestive of the billions of stars in the Milky Way.

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Description

Best grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, acidic to neutral, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Performs well in sandy loams. Appreciates consistent moisture during hot summers.

Additional information

Common Name

'Milky Way', Kousa Dogwood

Botanical Name

Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way'

Container/Amount

2 inch caliper

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

20 ft.

Width

20 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

April/May

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

red

Fall Color

Purple/red

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