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Campus Gardens

Cornus kousa 'Milkyway'
Kousa dogwood 'Milkyway'
Family: Cornaceae

A small, slow-growing deciduous tree to 20' tall with a spread of about 20'. It is mainly an ornamental tree and bears round pink fruit eaten by birds and squirrels. Flower buds are pointed and oval while vegetative buds are thin and conical. . Leaves are medium to dark green, and a broad elliptic. The true flowers centered amidst the white, teardrops shaped bracts. The flowers are very small and yellow-green in color. The trunk is light brown-gray with smooth yellow- beige or dark gray-white irregular spots. The tree's trunk is noted to grown even more ornamental with age. Branching is low and becomes horizontally layered with age. Hardy in zones 5-8.

Joy Fonger

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