Cornaceae (dogwood family) Cornus

Cornus kousa kousa dogwood

East Asia
Milky Way kousa dogwood, Kingscote Gardens. Sairus Patel, 29 May 2023

An exquisite, late-flowering dogwood relatively new to campus. The four neatly pointed bracts are pure white, often fading to pink. Fall color is a warm vermilion-red. See several specimens of cultivar ‘Milky Way’ on the north and west side of the Kingscote Gardens building, mixed in with C. florida.

Name derivation: Cornus – Latin for horn, from the toughness of the wood; kousa – Japanese for this species.

About this Entry: Added by Sairus Patel (Jun 2023).