fbpx Map Marker Icon Phone Icon Email Icon

Tree Talk - Metropolitan Forestry Services

Our commitment to education, training, research and collaboration is important to us. Armed with proper information, you can prevent problems before they even begin!

View All Articles
July 29, 2020

Species Spotlight: Kousa Dogwood

kousa dogwood

Meet the Kousa Dogwood

(Cornus kousa)

This tree:

  • Originates from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Grows slowly with less than 1 to 2 feet of growth per year
  • Produces showy 3-to-5-inch flower-like structures (bracts) in spring
  • “Flowers” are followed by also showy fruit that attracts birds and small mammals
  • Grows roughly 15 to 30 feet high and is an excellent focal plant for yards and gardens
  • Likes medium amount of moisture at the roots throughout the year especially in the hot summers we experience here in St. Louis

missouri state tree

kousa dogwood bark

kousa dogwood fruit

kousa dogwood flowers

Want More Tree Talk?

Thumbnail of the Spring 2018 Newsletter Issue View
Spring 2018
Thumbnail of the Spring 2016 Newsletter Issue View
Spring 2016
Thumbnail of the Spring 2015 Newsletter Issue View
Spring 2015
Thumbnail of the Summer 2012 Newsletter Issue View
Summer 2012
Thumbnail of the Winter/Spring 2012 Newsletter Issue View
Winter/Spring 2012
Thumbnail of the Summer/Fall 2011 Newsletter Issue View
Summer/Fall 2011
Thumbnail of the Summer 2010 Newsletter Issue View
Summer 2010
Thumbnail of the Winter/Spring 2010 Newsletter Issue View
Winter/Spring 2010
Thumbnail of the Summer/Fall 2009 Newsletter Issue View
Summer/Fall 2009

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service. If you are not satisfied with any treatment or completed job, we will resolve the situation to your satisfaction. We want to do our utmost to ensure your trees and shrubs are always 'green and growing'.