Cornus kousa 'Big Apple' /Big Apple Chinese Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'   / Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'
Foliage and early autumn fruit
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Foliage and early autumn fruit

Fruiting branch

Close-up of fruit in mid August

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Scientific Name: Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'
Common Name: Big Apple Chinese Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Like the regular species, except that it has larger fruit. Not recommended for the hot, humid South. An excellent flowering tree for northern landscapes. Flowering is in early summer with beautiful fruit appearing in late summer and fall.