When I moved to my current home, I was pleased to see the previous homeowner incorporated both a flowering dogwood tree and a kousa dogwood tree in the landscape design. I have come to enjoy one variety over the other. Can you guess which one?
The bark of kousa dogwood peels in late summer. Notice in the picture above the green leaves of suckers coming from low on the trunk of this kousa dogwood. In the fall, the leaves of kousa dogwood turn dark red.