Kousa Dogwood, Kousa Dogwood is native to China, Korea, and Japan. The fruit looks something like a strawberry, a pink soccer ball on a stick, or a sea urchin skeleton. Kousa Dogwood fruit is made up of 20-40 pinkish-orangish red fleshy carpels that are all fused together in a spherical arrangement atop a 3-4 inch long stem. Nice ripe Kousa Dogwood fruit Throughout their native range, Kousa Dogwood fruit are eaten fresh or fermented to make wine
The Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa chinesis) is a deciduous tree with a specialized leaf system (bract), that creates a showy white appearance throughout the summer. This tree would look stunning planted in small groupings along your home or as a focal point in your front yard.
Kousa Dogwood: small ornamental tree with four-season appeal (foliage, flowers, fruits, shape, and bark); very long-lasting and showy flowers, blooming in late Spring and early Summer; vased growth habit, becoming arching and layered with age ornamental bark with age superior disease/pest resistance among the showy-flowering Dogwoods
"Heavy fruit production on this Kousa Dogwood" " "Throughout their native range, Kousa Dogwood fruit are eaten fresh or fermented to make wine. The landowner allowed me to sample a few and I found that they have a soft creamy texture and sweet flavor similar to papaya. However, the skins are slightly coarse and mildly bitter, so I have learned to break them open and suck out the pulp."