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    Tree of the Week

    The Kousa Dogwood

    By James R. Fazio | August 22, 2017

     Cornus kousa Dogwood trees are well known for their delicate beauty in the landscape. Kousa dogwood not only meets the standard for attractiveness, it adds a hardiness that makes this species an excellent choice for home landscapes and urban areas. This small tree makes its visual contribution year-round. In spring, it produces a heavenly array of star-like blooms. In summer, its intriguing canopy of layered branches provides some shade as well as beauty. In autumn, it offers a spectacular display of…

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  • Favorite Tree Friday

    Favorite Tree Friday: The American Dogwood

    Each month an Arbor Day Foundation staff member shares their favorite tree. We have taken our Favorite Tree Friday series and invited guest bloggers to share their favorite tree with us. This month Rebecca Subbiah of…

    By Rebecca Subbiah | August 26, 2016
  • Tree of the Week

    Redosier Dogwood: Winter’s Glory

    Cornus sericea The redosier dogwood is a North American native and goes by a multitude of names including the red dogwood, redstem dogwood and red willow. This is one of few trees that have…

    By Sheereen Othman | April 26, 2016
  • Tree of the Week

    White Dogwood: A Crowd-Pleaser

    Cornus florida Did you know George Washington planted a white dogwood at Mt. Vernon? In fact, he wasn’t the only president to plant a white dogwood, Thomas Jefferson planted one at Monticello. Perhaps it…

    By Sheereen Othman | April 12, 2016