Blue Ray™ Kousa Dogwood

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Four-pointed stars so different, your tree looks covered in white square pinwheels! Introducing the fantastically unique Blue Ray™ Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'JN6') for your landscaping enjoyment! Longer lasting bracts in white produce bright red berry-like fruits in fall. As fall approaches, the blue-toned leaves transform into a vibrant reddish-purple splash of fall color for your landscape. Everyone wins all growing season long!

We're talking about you, the neighborhood, your home curb appeal, your pollinators, and your backyard songbirds - all stand to gain something from this tree! Featuring the classic Kousa Dogwood tree's dark green leaves that appear in early spring, but the real show starts in late spring when those unique blooms arrive. Add a horizontal branching structure that forms a domed canopy for an amazing ornamental flowering tree!

Kousa Dogwoods are very showy for a long period of time as the flower bracts are showy longer than most flowers. They'll give you up to a month of display! And Blue Ray™ has an even longer display before giving way to the bright red fall fruits, which resemble Raspberries. Some people make jellies, jams and wine from the round red berries. Or, you can leave the fruit for winter interest and for the birds! They'll be happy to snap them up for you without any fuss or muss.

Planting and Application:

Use Blue Ray™ Kousa as a knock-out specimen tree or as part of an informal grouping in larger yards. One will look magnificent on its own or paired with other Flowering Dogwoods in a berm planting, creating a naturalized woodland setting. When grown as large shrubs they make big beautiful screening plants too.

On large properties, you could space them 10-15 feet apart (measuring from trunk to trunk) as a large privacy screen. Mix with other trees or shrubs, including evergreens to create a healthy, diverse environment for songbirds and wildlife.

This tree would look stunning planted in small groupings along a mixed border. It creates a marvelous focal point in the backyard and around seating areas. Or use it as an anchor for a foundation planting to bump up the curb appeal of your home. Try them along the back of a garden as focal points. Blue Ray™ lends its showy structure and a bit of shade to smaller shrubs and perennials around them.

  • Gorgeous Flowering Dogwood With Creamy White 4-Petalled Bracts
  • Blueish Foliage, Great Fall Color & Red Berries
  • Long-Lasting Color, Flower Display & Unique Growth Habit
  • Pollinators, Songbirds & Wildlife-Friendly
  • Phenomenal Specimens, Focal Points & Accent Trees!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Blue Ray™ Dogwoods handle full sun and partial sun equally well but do best in afternoon shade in the hottest of the USDA growing zones 5 - 8. Be sure to keep them well-watered because they do not like to dry out. Place arborist mulch in a 3-4 inch layer around the root system. Prune in the late winter or very early spring while the tree is dormant to remove crossing branches and correct size. This particular Dogwood has a better disease tolerance than many other flowering Dogwoods and is generally hardy and easy to care for!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Consistent Moderate Moisture
  • Well-Draining Enriched Soil
  • Appreciates Mulch
  • Prune Only Right After Blooms Fade

Gorgeous creamy white flowers, lovely branching, fall color and red fruit on one fantastic tree! You better hurry and order this fantastic new flowering Blue Ray™ Kousa Dogwood tree from Nature Hills Nursery before they sell out!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Flowering Dogwood Tree get?

The Blue Ray™ Dogwood grows just 15 - 20 feet tall and wide throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Blue Ray™ Dogwood tree flowers best in full sun for the most color and the most flowers and fruit, but also appreciates afternoon shade in hotter climates.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

The Blue Ray™ Flowering Dogwood Tree does best in very well-drained acidic soil in a sunny to partly sunny location. They prefer consistent moisture and mulched, organic beds.

Are Dogwood Trees messy?

Not at all! Dogwood trees are deciduous trees that will drop leaves and fruit in the fall. But the blue-green leaves are easy to rake up and birds carry away the fruit!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Blue Ray™ Kousa Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'JN6'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant No
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