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    Aka Tsuki Chinese Dogwood - Bare Root Plant

  • Maude Tatar

    Aka Tsuki Chinese Dogwood - Bareroot Plant

  • Barbara Borg

    Aka Tsuki Chinese Dogwood - 15-18 ft tree. ZONES: 5A-8B. SOIL: Well-drained and slightly acidic, humus-rich soil is best for growing dogwood trees. SUN: Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade. FLOWERS: White, Pink, Green. FOLIAGE: Deciduous, Variegated, White / Cream, Pink, Green, Shiny / Glossy. FRUIT: Pink, Red. FLOWERING TIME: Summer. This tree was introduced by Japanese plantsman Akiri Shibamichi and is a sport of the popular 'Satomi.' For the first two growing seasons, the tree will require a lot of water so water them regularly. Usually, watering twice a week is sufficient to keep the soil moist. Also, apply a layer of mulch around it to help retain moisture. Avoid excessive use of fertilizers, as it can inhibit the normal growth of this tree. CARING FOR A KOUSA DOGWOOD TREE: The Kousa dogwood aka Chinese dogwood or Japanese flowering dogwood. To ensure the healthy growth of this tree, be particular about watering, esp. during the summer days. Underwatering can cause leaf curling in this tree. Sometimes, the leaves can become brown along with the margin due to underwatering. Unlike the flowering dogwood, the Kousa dogwood can be grown in alkaline soil. Tolerance to slightly salty or alkaline soil, and resistance to several diseases make this dogwood tree easier to grow and care for, as compared to the flowering dogwood tree. It is a good choice for a large container as well as the border, accent planting, or specimen. It has a wide range of adaptability tolerating hot, humid summers while being cold-hardy to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. It is rugged and reliable and resistant to the anthracnose afflicting Cornus florida. Akatsuki dogwood is hardy throughout most of the US.

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