Satomi Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'Satomi'

This Chinese dogwood’s beautiful pink flowers are a magnet for pollinators in late spring. In late summer these flowers become a berry-like fruit which is enjoyed by birds. The lush green leaves turn to glorious shades of red and orange in the fall.

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 20 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Round

Where to Plant:
Works well in smaller, partly shaded planting strips or in a shaded yard space.

Dark green foliage turns shades of red in the fall.

Pink flowers are composed of overlapping bracts.

Red berries.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Part sun to light shade. DO NOT plant in full sun. Morning sun and afternoon shade. Prefers acidic, moist, but well drained soil.

Potential Problems:
This cultivar is resistant to dogwood anthracnose. It will not tolerate too much full sun or alkaline soil conditions.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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