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Cornus kousa Hance subsp. kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderCornalesIncludes dogwoods, hydrangeas, stickleafs, tupelos, even sillyberries
FamilyCornaceaeDogwood family
GenusCornusLatin for “a horn”
SpecieskousaJapanese name for dogwood
subsp.kousaJapanese name for dogwood
Cultivar‘Lustgarten Weeping’

About plant names...

A cultivar of dogwood available from many nurseries, but not found in the wild. (Cornus kousa, the original species, is native to Japan, North Korea, and China.) This cultivar is a "weeping" variety: smaller, more drooping. I'm not a big fan of weeping varieties; I guess I'm not the only one. But hey, I'm not even a serious gardener, so I don't necessarily get a vote. Here is a list of some common Cornus kousa cultivars.

Identification: This weeping variety is closely related to C. kousa 'Elizabeth Lustgarten', producing arching branches 12-15′ (3.7-4.6 m) up, sometimes cascading to the ground, with the tree reaching a width of about 10′ (3 m). The shape is more domelike and shrublike than treelike. Blooms are cream-colored and profuse. Berries resemble strawberries.

Edibility: Poisonous Skull & Crossbones. Seeds and portions of the plant are poisonous.

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Benthamidia japonica ‘Lustgarten Weeping’

Cornus kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’


Cornus kousa subsp. kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cornus kousa (dogwood)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine · ≈ 2 × 1′ (62 × 41 cm)

Cornus kousa (dogwood)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine · ≈ 8 × 5″ (19 × 13 cm)

Cornus kousa (dogwood)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine · ≈ 2½ × 3½′ (73 × 110 cm)

Range: Zones 5a-8b:

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