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#387866 May 14th, 2015 at 11:14 AM
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We have a 7' (approx.) tree in our yard that just bloomed. From my limited online research, I think it's a kuosa dogwood. However, we have a dogwood festival locally for the flowering dogwoods, and everyone thinks they are an expert! A bunch of people are adamant that this is not a dogwood, based on its pointy petals and late bloom. What do you guys think? Am I right? Or is this something else?

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Yep, a Chinese dogwood, cornus kousa. You are correct. They do bloom later then the regular dogwoods. It is very pretty.


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Thanks, I think it's a beautiful tree too! We have two taller dogwoods in our front yard that fit more the standard flowering dogwood of this area, the kind the festival is held for. I just didn't think to take a picture of them before all their flowers dropped. These were unexpected!

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The Kuosa Dogwood is a really beautiful tree; we have all sorts of dogwoods all over the Pacific Northwest; in fact, Portland is known as the Dogwood City of the West (as well as the city of roses; we have a huge rose test garden here).


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I have one of those an it only bloomed one time, 2 blossoms.. Any one know why?
Its about 4 years old..

My neighbor has one an hers is beautiful, I envy that.


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Dodge, is it getting enough sun? I know dogwoods will grow perfectly fine in the shade, but won't really produce blooms unless it has plenty of sun exposure. I've heard that growing from a seed versus a graft or cutting can sometimes result in very lackluster blooms.


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SUPRISE TODAY.....I checked out my Kousa Dogwood an I see buds all over it .. Yipee...........this year will be a beauty.. Its tall but not wide.

Love it .

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Awesome, dodge! Mine seemed to just bloom overnight too. Quite a surprise for me, considering I had no clue what it was before that!

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LOL I was walking the yard an went to them an looked again, Wee bout time


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I am so happy that your dogwood tree is going to do so well this year. YAY.


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Thank you Carol... blush
I got to thinking today, well last spring all the apple trees froze.. And that may be what happened to the Dogwood?? Do those blossoms freeze?

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Well I do not really know & like I say I cannot go exploring & then come back & copy/paste what I find. However it makes sense if one can freeze out the other can, right ?

I am glad that your tree is looking good this year.


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Could be so.

Like if an annual freezes, I kills the plant.......NO blooms .. I will need to google that.



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Yes, please do that.


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Our dogwoods were beautiful this year. I think it was all the rain.

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I am so happy for you thumbup


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My dogwood is doing well an in bloom for the first real round this time.
White ones.

Son said he has a white one an a pink one. Didn't know there was pink. idea yikes


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The pink variety is 'florida'..they don't grow here(my zone is too low)but I've seen pics. They are beautiful.


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Sons pink is here in Pennsylvania ......zone 5/6
He says it blooms........Hope I can get a photo from him

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I LOVE the pink ones, and wish I had one. The ground is such here that few trees ever grow. so I think my DH is done buys trees for this house. Luckily the soft maple trees do well, so I have a few trees in the yard.


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ANY ONE HAVE PINK.. ? Show a photo .. I am curious


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Barb: here is one I found on the web:

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here is a close-up of the flowers..but they vary in pinkness from tree to tree.
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Thanks Carol

Isnt that awesome?
I read on here pink an red are hardy in our zones.

Must be if they are sold here.
Be pretty to own one of each.. Sons wife said it took real long for hers to bloom also. I think mine was 4 years.


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Yes, the pink ones are beautiful to my notion.


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I like the white ones best. They make such a good show and look so fresh first thing in the spring.

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How about the white Rhodendren? Did you lay eyes on that one. It is out of this world.
I talked sis into buying it.. Her purple was dying??????

I like white an pink an red.LOL


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