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Cornaceae, Cornus kousa, Kousa Dogwood – Asia

December 19, 2011

Cornus kousa, also known as Kousa Dogwood, Chinese Dogwood, Japanese Dogwood, or Korean Dogwood). The red fruit are edible and tasty, sometimes used to make wine. Another plus is that its resistant to anthracnose disease, caused by the fungus Discula destructiva. The tree can grow up to 8-12 m tall.

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Some previous entries on members of the Cornus genus.

 

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  1. December 20, 2011 10:08:12 am

    A fantastic plant for our edible food forest. We have a Cornus capitata growing as well as several other Cornus. Amazing flowers as well as the fruit being attractive to the native birds. Thanks for sharing this :o)

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