Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Kousa Dogwood

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Romantic and unexpected, the Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa 'Elizabeth Lustgarten') is definitely a tree that you'll want in your landscape! With an unusually rounded form, and casually arching branches that cascade with nodding tips, Elizabeth Lustgarten creates a romantic effect without sacrificing space in your landscape!

The pointed blossoms are comprised of four white bracts surrounding a greenish button-like central flower, providing long-lasting beauty and spring color! Its thick, dark green foliage makes a good backdrop for its snow-white blossoms!

Fall brings edible fruit, making it an edible landscaping feature tree that's also double-duty! The fruit also makes these ornamentals incredible bird magnets! Your feathered friends will flit and fly among the autumn display of reds, oranges, and/or yellows!

The cascading branching then looks incredible as winter's snows gracefully sculpt the bare form, exposing the exfoliating bark of mature trees. This ornamental will spark interest all year round throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9! This elegant weeping flowering tree grows just 12-15 feet tall and cascades 15-18 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

This Weeping Dogwood would look great anywhere you want to plant it! Use it as an accent tree in your garden, plant it in a woodland garden, or just plant it on its own! The possibilities are endless with this weeping tree! The pollinators flocking around the spring bloom only add to Elizabeth Lustgarten's delight!

You'll want to place this highly ornamental and unique tree in a front and center location! Place this lovely on a raised berm or at the corner of your home's foundation hedge! Accent your front door with a romantic planting of this Weeping Dogwood paired with flowering groundcovers and other dreamy billowing perennials and shrubs!

Highlight this tree in a Moon Garden or Zen garden bed, showing Elizabeth Lustgarten in a prominent sunny location. At night, uplight the canopy with exterior lighting for a showy nighttime look! Weeping Kousa Dogwood works hard in your garden design and fits perfectly in courtyards or tiny yards beautifully!

Even though this Kousa Dogwood cultivar is a selection that brings a flowing, Asian sensibility to your space! Place one or a trio at the far end of a pond to be reflected in the rippling water. Create a meditation garden, reading nook, or romantic bistro breakfast setting by combining this weeping tree with an allée of flouncy Hydrangeas, weeping Spirea, or the lush privacy that evergreen trees and shrubs can offer!

  • Snow-White Starry Bracted Blossoms!
  • Lush Green Foliage
  • Elegant Weeping Form!
  • Attracts Songbirds & Pollinators
  • Red, Orange & Yellow Fall Foliage
  • Must-Have Specimens & Focal Points! Romantic Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Kousa Dogwood Trees prefer slightly acidic, well-drained soil and a full sun or partially shaded area. This allows for optimal growth and ensures that the tree will be healthy and well-structured. A 3-4 inch layer of mulch should be placed at the base year-round to keep the soil moist. Deep irrigation is also recommended for full sun environments to encourage consistent moisture at the roots.

Prune Dogwood to shape when dormant, and remove water growth or suckers after flowering. Decide what you want to keep first, then remove crossed branches and branches heading into the interior of the canopy to open it up for sunlight penetration and air circulation.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade/Partial Sun
  • Enriched Well-Drained, Slightly Acidic Soil
  • Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds & Irrigation
  • Disease Resistant & Seldom Bothered By Deer

There is no way you can go wrong with this elegant Weeping Dogwood! Get your Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Kousa Dogwood Tree today! Everyone will love it, even the kids! Order now at Nature Hills as soon as this unique gem is in stock, she won't stay that way for long!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Flowering Dogwood get?

The Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Dogwood grows 12-15 feet tall and cascades 15-18 feet wide throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Dogwood tree flowers best in full sun for the most color and the most flowers and fruit, but also performs amazingly in partial shade.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

The Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Flowering Dogwood Trees do 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 the fruit in the fall. But the leaves are easy to rake up and birds carry away the fruit, or you can enjoy this late summer treat as well!

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Size Volume
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#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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Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Kousa Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus kousa 'Elizabeth Lustgarten'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White Bracts & Green Centers
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Late Summer/Fall
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant No