Milky Way dogwood

Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'

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This small broadleaf deciduous tree is a cultivar of the Kousa dogwood with beautiful exfoliating bark, many long-lasting flowers, good fall color, and attractive fruit. Branches grow upright when the tree is young, but appear in horizontal layers on mature trees. The crown eventually grows wider than it is tall on many specimens.

Growing Conditions:
This tree grows best in part shade/part sun and prefers moist, loamy, well-drained soil. Not particularly drought or heat tolerant, and could require irrigation during drought periods in summer once established.

Great tree for smaller planting spaces.

20' at maturity

20' at maturity


Very showy, white, bloom in spring.

Showy, 2-4

Exfoliating bark creates interest throughout the year.

More Information:
NOTE BEFORE PLANTING: Dogwoods are very popular trees, but they are considered overplanted in many areas, and they are often planted in unsuitable locations where they are susceptible to leaf scorch, curling, and stunted growth. In the wild dogwoods are commonly found as understory trees. Many dogwoods are not particularly drought- or heat-tolerant, requiring irrigation during drought periods in summer. If your site is hot, dry and sunny in the summer, please consider planting an alternative tree that can thrive there.