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Summer Fun Dogwood Tree

A Vigorous Variegated Japanese Dogwood
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Summer Fun Dogwood Tree

A Vigorous Variegated Japanese Dogwood
  • Brilliantly variegated white and green leaves
  • Showy white flowers in late spring on upright shrub form
  • Superb fall color show of scarlet, orange and pink
Variegated leaves that sport white edges, framing clean green centers, and bright white flower bracts make the lively summer fun dogwood stand out in any garden. Flowering in late spring, the... Read More »
  • Zone 5-8
  • Height 10 - 16 feet
  • Flowering Date Late Spring-Early Summer
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Availability: Out Of Season
SKU: #81925
Summer Fun Dogwood Tree
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Product Description

Variegated leaves that sport white edges, framing clean green centers, and bright white flower bracts make the lively summer fun dogwood stand out in any garden. Flowering in late spring, the radiant white blooms are sure to attract pollinators and the envious stares of all who pass by. But the fun doesn't stop when the flowering does, those flashy green and white spalshed leaves will continue to add beauty to your landscape all summer and well into fall, when their color changes to shades of red, orange, and bright pink. Cornus kousa summer fun dogwoods are favorite among landscapers and weekend warriors alike for their hardness, star-shaped flowers, and beautiful fall color display. Even in winter, the unique, patterned bark of this summer dogwood trees will add interest to your landscape. Cornus kousa 'Summer Fun'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Cornus kousa 'Summer Fun'
  • Form: Tree
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 10 - 16 feet
  • Spread: 10 - 15 feet
  • Spacing: 16 - 18 feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Flowering Date: Late Spring-Early Summer
  • Planting Instructions: Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
  • Shipped: DORMANT 2-3' BAREROOT
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Soil Requirement: moist, well drained soil
  • Watering Requirement: Water regularly - weekly or more in extremem heat.
  • Restricted States: AE AK FL GU HI PR

Additional Product Info

What kind of dogwood is Dogwood Summer Fun?

Summer Fun dogwood is a Kousa dogwood. Kousa dogwoods are some of the most often planted types of dogwoods in the United States, along with native flowering dogwoods, Pacific dogwood, and Cornelian cherry dogwood. Only native flowering and Pacific flowering dogwoods are native to the States. Kousas-originating from Korea, China, and Japan-were introduced to the United States by growers who prized their high disease resistance and excellent ornamental properties.

Sometimes also called Japanese dogwood, Kousa dogwoods feature many of the beloved characteristics of other dogwood trees-pink or white flowers in late spring, attractive berries, and an elegant, well-branched shape. In Kousas, the leaves appear a bit earlier than in native flowering dogwoods, with the flowers coming later. That wider span gives you a little longer spring to summer display. And, kousa dogwoods feature larger berries, so those looking for ornamental berries may prefer this variety.

Kousas generally are more disease resistant, and tolerant of a wider range of soils, than native flowering species. You'll find this excellent performance, and the long-lasting nature of the tree, particularly true with Summer Fun Dogwood.

Can Kousa dogwoods take full sun?

Kousa dogwoods can take full sun in most zones, but may perform better with afternoon shade in zones 8 and up. This rule applies to Summer Fun Dogwood. If no shade is available and you're gardening in a hot location, make sure to add supplemental water to keep it from becoming dehydrated or burning. Kousa dogwoods generally prefer to stay well-watered.

What does Summer Fun dogwood look like in summer?

Summer Fun dogwood leafs out in spring, and by late spring to early summer, it will be absolutely covered in four-petaled, creamy-white flowers. This is a really wonderful ornamental tree for the spring-to-summer transition. The flowers tend to fade by the middle of summer, but the leaves of Summer Fun stand out and draw your eye to it. In addition to a rich medium green color, the thick leaves of Summer Fun Dogwood feature wide, white margins as a splashy contrast. A great summertime ornamental, Summer Fun is a true three-season tree, with bright fall colors on the way after summer.

Is kousa dogwood fast growing?

Kousa dogwoods tend to grow at a slow to medium pace. Summer Fun Dogwood has a mature height of up to 18 feet, but it won't reach that height for several seasons. You can expect a growth rate of about one foot per year.

What is the best time of year to plant a dogwood tree?

Dogwoods are best planted in early spring or late fall, while the ground is workable but the tree is dormant. Planting during dormancy is generally less stressful for the tree.


When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2022 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Select Large Bareroot Nursery Stock
1A-4B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
5A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
5B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6A 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A & 7B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
8A-8B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
9A - 10B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A - 6B: 6/20/22
Zones 7A - 10B: 6/6/22

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