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Cornus kousa 'Everbloom'
(Everbloom Kousa Dogwood)


Botanical Name:
Cornus kousa 'Everbloom'

Common Name:
Everbloom Kousa Dogwood

Plant Hardiness: Zone 5

Flower: The creamy white bracts appear in early summer and may persist until fall.

Bloom Time: All summer long.

Foliage: The dark green leaves turn a very pleasant mix of purple and red in the fall.

Fruit: The round red drupe is very showy. The fruit starts green but turns red by late summer and holds into the fall.

Habit: Fast growing upright form that will fill in with age.

Size: 20 to 25 feet tall with a spread that is slightly less.

Sun Exposure: While this tree can take full sun plant in partial shade for the longest bloom time.

Native Habitat: Japan, Korea, and China

Other Features: The bark has exfoliating patches that vary from tan to a mahogany brown coloration.

Description: ‘Everbloom’ is a name we have given to a selection of Cornus kousa that holds its bracts, in most years, into September. This plant is a seedling I planted just to the south of our house, and all summer long I drive in the driveway looking at Cornus kousa in full bloom. We have grown some of these from cuttings, as well as grafts, and are still observing just how long the bracts last. This is a very fast growing variety and will make a good sized tree in a very short period of time. Plant this tree in a somewhat shady location to obtain the longest possible length of time for the bracts to remain white.




 
   

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