Also known as
Chinese Dogwood, Korean Dogwood and Japanese Dogwood
How to care for Kousa Dogwood
How often to water your Kousa Dogwood
Kousa Dogwood needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Kousa Dogwood in your home
Kousa Dogwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Kousa Dogwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Kousa Dogwood in your home 🏡.
How to fertilize Kousa Dogwood
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Kousa Dogwood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Kousa Dogwood is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Kousa Dogwood prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Kousa Dogwood requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Kousa Dogwood is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.
Kousa Dogwood grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Kousa Dogwood grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Kousa Dogwood can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Kousa Dogwood
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.