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Cornus kousa

ssp. chinensis 'Milky Way'

Milky Way Kousa Dogwood

In Stock: 39.694 lb (Total:39.693lb)
  • CORNUS kousa chinensis 'Milky Way'

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39.69 lb
CORNUS kousa chinensis 'Milky Way'

Details

Germination:
83%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
7,264
Quantity:
39.69 lb
Collected in:
New Jersey
Crop year:
2004
Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:
14755

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

The Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' Kousa Dogwood is a stunning cultivar that produces an abundance of flowers and fruit, making it more vigorous than the species. Growing up to 20 feet tall, this tree has exfoliating bark that is beautiful to look at, and has many long-lasting flowers, good fall color, and attractive fruit. The crown of the tree grows wider than it is tall on many specimens, making it a great choice for a specimen planting. The white, pointed bracts are produced a month later than Flowering Dogwood and are effective for about a month, sometimes longer. The red fruits are edible and they look like a big round raspberry, but birds love to devour them quickly. The Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' Kousa Dogwood grows best on moist, loamy, well-drained soil with some shade in the southern part of its range. It is not particularly drought- or heat-tolerant, so it requires irrigation during drought periods in summer. Little potential for invasive pests and diseases, this tree is a great addition to any garden or landscape.

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