This cultivar of Kousa Dogwood produces more flowers and fruit than the other kousa varities. It grows 15 to 20 feet tall and has beautiful exfoliating bark, many long-lasting flowers, good fall color, and attractive fruit.
Branches grow upright when the tree is young, but appear in horizontal layers on mature trees. The crown eventually grows wider than it is tall on many specimens. It would be difficult to use too many Kousa Dogwoods.
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. Birds devour the fruit quickly. Fall color varies from dull red to maroon.