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Milky Way Dogwood

Especially Vigorous Kousa Dogwood


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  • SKU: 60968
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Height: 15 - 20 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Early summer (June)
  • Ships As: 2-3' BAREROOT
  • Cannot ship to: AE AK FL GU HI PR
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Milky Way Dogwood

This variety of dogwood blooms later than native ones, with larger flower bracts and even more vigorous flower power than other kousa dogwoods. These beautiful creamy white blooms will instantly draw attention and set the summer mood right off the bat in your June landscape. They are followed by yummy odd little red-orange fruits. They're creamy and sweet, with sort of a tropical flavor, and they make a nice jam. Then in fall, the leaves will take over the spotlight, bursting into shades of scarlet, orange and blazing red. Lovely exfoliating bark provides winter interest, so really you'll have something to look at all through the year. Grows best in well-drained, humus-rich soil, and appreciates extra water in hot and dry conditions.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameCornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way'
  • Ships As2-3' BAREROOT
  • Height15 - 20 feet
  • Spacing15 - 20 feet
  • Spread15 - 20 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionwhite
  • Foliage TypeOvate, wavy margined leaves. Dark green in color, red-orange and scarlet tones in fall.
  • Bloom TimeEarly summer (June)
  • Flower FormFlower bracts that are pointed at the tips rather than rounded like cornus florida.
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained, humus rich soil that is neutral to acidic.
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate.
  • PruningTo shape if desired.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Additional InformationThe bark on the trunks may exfoliate and show lighter bark beneath, this seems to happen in irregular patches.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK FL GU HI PR
  • Zones4-8
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

ZONE Trees > 24"
1A-4B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5A 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
5B-6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
8A-10B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
 Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 17, 2019
 Zones 8-10: June 17, 2019

*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.

Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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