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In Bloom

Plant of the Month: June 2, 2014

Cornus kousaPlant Name: Cornus kousa

Plant Location: By parking lot and in courtyard.

Plant Notes: The Korean dogwood, or Cornus kousa, is a majestic tree that provides subtle color when it blooms in early summer. Native to Korea, Japan, and China, its large white bracts resemble our native dogwood (Cornus nuttalli) but does not suffer from the anthracnose infections that trouble our native trees. It is low maintenance, provides excellent fall color, and has striking red fruits. We have several specimens in the garden, and now is the time to enjoy their flowers. The largest specimen is putting on quite a show in the parking lot...you can view it by simply driving by. This tree is available at MsK Nursery.