Acidic, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained
Native to Japan, Korea and China, the first scientific observations of the kousa dogwood in the United States were recorded in 1875.
If you’re interested in the meaning behind common tree names, this one may underwhelm. “Kousa” is apparently the Japanese word for dogwood. This species does, however, go by other names including Chinese dogwood, Japanese dogwood, Japanese flowering dogwood and Japanese strawberry tree.