Cornus kousa Hance subsp. kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’
Benthamidia japonica ‘Lustgarten Weeping’
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 . Seeds and portions of the plant are poisonous.
Cornus kousa subsp. kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’ on plants.chaletnursery.com
Cornus kousa subsp. kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’ on awaytogarden.com
Cornus kousa subsp. kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’ at the University of Connecticut Plant Database
Cornus kousa subsp. kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 5a-8b: