The distinguishing characteristics of the 'Satomi' or 'Miss Satomi' kousa dogwood cultivar are a gentle layered form, blooms that open white and transform into a luxurious pink, and red edible fruits. Kousa dogwoods have a later and longer bloom time and the flowers will last around 6 weeks from June to July. In the fall the fruit ripens and 'Satomi' dogwood leaves turn a deep purplish red. The mature height of this tree is 15 to 20 ft. with a mature spread of 15 to 20 ft. Like most kousa dogwoods the Satomi should be pruned carefully by someone with experience to maintain and enhance the elegant layered appearance.
|Bloom Color:||Bright pink|
|Bloom Period:||Early summer|
|Fall Color:||Burgundy, purple|
|Foliage Color:||Green to dark green|
|Genus & Species:||Cornus Kousa 'Miss Satomi'|
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Moist, well-drained|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun, partial shade|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Dogwoods - Cornus
With dogwoods care should be taken in selecting an appropriate planting site. The dogwood evolved in the border regions of forests, and as a result prefers soil that drains well, but holds moisture. Standing water or very wet soil will not allow enough oxygen to the roots, and can suffocate the plant. Amending your soil with compost in advance of planting and maintaining a 3-4 ft. ring of organic mulch through each season will greatly benefit your dogwood.
Dogwoods are adaptable to full sun, but a tree in full sun will be under more stress than one planted in partial sun, partial shade, or dappled light. If a tree is in full sun, special care should be taken to provide good soil conditions, remove competitive grass , and mulch in a 3-4 foot ring. Additional watering may be required for a dogwood in full sun and water should be applied slowly and deeply to the area surrounding the tree.