Greensleeves Chinese Dogwood
Over the years some kousas have held up better than others in our summer heat. In the early going, Greensleeves looks happy in Middle Georgia. The foliage is unusually shiny, waxy, and weathers well through our long growing season. Flowers are prolific, showy in early summer, warmer, creamier than the typical kousa. Fruit are large, salmon colored, attractive against the green foliage, and are reportedly desired by wildlife, dogs and extra hungry humans. Good red and purple-red fall color reported in cool climes. This vase shaped flowering tree should mature into a 4 season asset, when the bark develops the kousa coloration.