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Strawberry Dogwood Cornus kousa (Cornaceae) HEIGHT to 15m. A columnar to pyramidal deciduous tree. BARK Reddish-brown, peeling off in patches in older trees. BRANCHES Tangled. LEAVES Ovate, to 7.5cm long and 5cm across, with a tapering point and wavy margin; dark green above, smooth below with patches of brown hairs in vein axils. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellowish-white or greenish flowers are small and clustered together in compact rounded heads, surrounded by 4 large yellowish-white or pink-tinged bracts; open in early summer, followed by bunches of tiny, edible fruits that collectively look like strawberries. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Japan, and a garden tree in Britain and Europe.
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Strawberry Dogwood Cornus kousa (Cornaceae) HEIGHT to 15m. A columnar to pyramidal deciduous tree. BARK Reddish-brown, peeling off in patches in older trees. BRANCHES Tangled. LEAVES Ovate, to 7.5cm long and 5cm across, with a tapering point and wavy margin; dark green above, smooth below with patches of brown hairs in vein axils. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellowish-white or greenish flowers are small and clustered together in compact rounded heads, surrounded by 4 large yellowish-white or pink-tinged bracts; open in early summer, followed by bunches of tiny, edible fruits that collectively look like strawberries. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Japan, and a garden tree in Britain and Europe.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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