Ms. Priss introduced me to Japanese Kousa dogwood trees. I had never before seen or heard of them because they grow in Zones 5, 6, 7 and 8. In Atlanta, they bloom about a month after the other dogwoods and for about 6 weeks, gradually fading to pink. Oddly, they produce an edible red fruit in the fall which is favored more by birds than humans.
Here are some additional facts on Kousa dogwood:
- Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.
- Spread: 10 ft. to 15 ft.
- Hardiness Zones: 5 6 7 8
- Growth Pace: Moderate Grower
- Light: Full Sun to Part Shade