Cornus kousa 'chinensis'

Chinese Dogwood

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

This spectacular small garden tree produces masses of white flower bracts in May that will slowly fade to pinkish hues. Foliage is oval with a pointed tip and dark green turning vivid orange and red autumn colors.

More About Cornus kousa 'chinensis'

  • var. chinensis is almost identical in appearance to the species except that its showy bracts are slightly larger than those of the species
  • Bloom occurs in late spring (several weeks after flowering dogwood)

Peculiar pink fruits are also produced by Cornus kousa chinensis in the autumn. Planted in a sunny, or partially shady position this small flowering dogwood tree, growing to just 12' x 12' it will not fail to impress

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15-25 ft


10-18 ft

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Cornus kousa 'chinensis' Characteristics


  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Fall Color

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Very Prominent

Flower Color

  • White


  • Spreading
  • Upright