Finally, you can fit in one of the most stunning ornamental trees even if your garden has little available real-estate. In an absolutely perfect setting, this true dwarf has reached up to 10' tall, but it'll more likely grow to around 8' tall. You can even keep this as a potted patio plant in zones 7-8, though you'll need to bring it into a garage for winter in zone 6. It's an overachiever when it comes to beauty, too. It'll deliver generous amounts of larger-than-average flowers. As a kousa dogwood, it blooms a little later in the season than any native varieties you have, followed by unusual, spiky red-orange fruits. It's a good fall feature, too, as the leaves change to red and scarlet. Here's a cool bonus, you can actually eat fruit from a kousa dogwood. Be sure to wait until the skin is fully red and the flesh is a pumpkin color, otherwise its taste is astringent. When ripe, it is sweet and delightful. Cornus kousa 'Little Poncho'
Cornus kousa 'Little Poncho'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:8 - 10 feet
Spread:5 - 6 feet
Spacing:5 - 6 feet
Flowering Date:Early summer (June)
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:None special.
Growth Rate:Slow to moderate.
Flower Form:Flower bracts that are pointed at the tips rather than rounded like cornus florida.
Foliage Type:Ovate, wavy margined leaves. Dark green in color, red-orange and scarlet tones in fall.
Pruning:To shape if desired. Remove broken and crossed branches.
Soil Requirement:Well drained, humus rich soil that is neutral to acidic.
Watering Requirement:Prefers consistent moisture in hot/dry conditions.
Restricted States:AE AK FL GU HI PR
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