Kousa Dogwood

When Should Kousa Dogwood Begin to Leaf Out

kmdarnell1 added on May 16, 2015 | Answered

When should my Kousa Dogwood begin to leaf out? I live in zone 5-6 and there are no leaves on the tree. This is the second dogwood planted and I am getting worried because there are no leaves on the tree.

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Answered on May 17, 2015

Are the branches brittle and snap off when bent?
Do they bend? If you scratch the bark does it appear green?
A newly planted Kousa Dogwood requires a good amount of watering in the first 2 to 3 years to become established.
We did have an extremely cold winter in most of the entire United States and a new planting may not have been established enough to survive the temperatures.
Review the care and growing requirements in the article below.
I would provide water and watch and see.
Also most garden centers will replace a plant if it expires in the first year.


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