National Kousa Dogwood

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Excellent Year-Round National Kousa Dogwood

  • Exceptional Flowering Accent
  • Earlier Spring Display than Other Dogwoods
  • Pristine Flower Bracts Feature Unique Rounded Edge
  • Tiny True Flowers Provide Nectar for Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Romantically Dark Green Foliage
  • Leaves Develop Brilliant Hues of Red in Fall
  • Dark Red Fall Fruit Feeds Birds
  • Vigorous, Lovely Vase-Shape
  • Excellent Disease Resistance
  • Long-Lived Tree
  • Great Choice for Full Sun or Partial Shade

Rejoice in the new growing season with this lively choice! National Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa 'National') is one of the earliest Dogwoods to start blooming each year.

Custom fit these upright white flowering trees to your landscape with a bit of strategic pruning. Graceful National Kousa flowering Dogwood works to elevate the tone of your landscape all year.

Give them a high-profile location. You'll want to study the exquisite rounded, creamy-white bracts that float above the branches and give National's flowering such a unique look.

Snip a few small branches for clean, spare indoor flower arrangements. Accept all the compliments on your effortlessly elegant tablescape.

There will be plenty of tiny, light green, true blooms left over to provide valuable nectar. Dogwoods are magnets for butterflies and helpful pollinators.

Add one if space is limited...or include several in a wonderfully naturalistic grouping on larger properties. National Kousa Dogwood easily anchors a lawn planting.

There is perhaps no better tree to reflect at the far end of a pond. Rippling water only adds to the beauty of these trees with their textured gray bark and drooping, dark green leaves.

Gorgeous National Kousa Dogwood gives you multiple seasons of interest. Run a series of these deciduous trees as a large-scale screen at your property line or along your driveway for a fantastic garden feature.

As nighttime temperatures dip in fall, the pointed leaves turn a pretty mix of crimson, burgundy and fiery bright red for superior fall color. Look closely for the red raspberry-shaped berries before local songbirds take them for a nutrient-rich snack.

Even in winter, the bare branches and vase-shaped habit deliver an outstanding architectural accent. Uplight your National Kousa with exterior lighting to make the most of this structural specimen.

Discerning property owners can add real value with this disease-resistant, vigorous choice. Place your order for National Kousa Dogwood today!

Buying Options for Plants

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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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National Kousa Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Cornus kousa 'National'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White, Green
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No