STUNNINGLY WHITE BLOOMS ON A UNIQUE WEEPING DOGWOOD
- In late spring, snow-white blooms emerge against the deep green foliage as it weeps toward the ground
- By fall, the foliage turns to vibrant hues of red and burgundy
- Large, strawberry-like edible fruit appears in fall
- Blooms attract pollinators while the fruit attracts songbirds
- Great when planted as a specimen tree, as an accent tree on the corner of your home or in a woodland garden
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 12-15' tall
- Mature Width: 15-18' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-18' apart
Why plant Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Japanese Dogwood Treeling?
With its picturesque, cascading form, Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Japanese Dogwood will paint a pretty picture in your landscape. However, the appeal doesn’t end there! In late spring and early summer (sprummer?), this nifty ornamental tree will treat you to a show of large, starry white blooms spangling the dangling branches. But—its charms do not end there, either! In early fall, the flashy flowers morph into raspberry-red fruits that you can split open and nibble on (the pulp tastes like papaya). When nights get frosty, the foliage steps into the spotlight, turning from rich green to a vibrant burgundy-red. Such a drama queen!
Everybody knows our magnificent native Flowering Dogwoods, which grace woodland edges and hillsides all over the eastern United States. Less well known is their Asian cousin, the Japanese, a.k.a. Kousa, Dogwood. This species, native to Japan, China, and Korea, is also a choice landscape plant for much of the United States, doing well in all but the coldest and hottest regions. In fact, Japanese Dogwood may perform even better than our native species, because it’s highly resistant to anthracnose, a fungal disease that targets Flowering Dogwoods. Elizabeth Lustgarten is a special seedling form that was discovered in a nursery in New York State.
How to use Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Japanese Dogwood Treeling in the landscape?
Over time, Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Japanese Dogwood makes a dome of gracefully arching foliage that sweeps the ground. The kids may discover a secret fort underneath its branches! Alternatively, you can trim the long branches to reveal a peek at the showy bark. The trunk will exfoliate with age, becoming a patchwork of earthy pastel colors.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Japanese Dogwood Treeling
Plant Elizabeth Lustgarten Weeping Japanese Dogwood in an area of your yard that receives full sun or light shade. It’s not too fussy about soils, but prefers an acid soil and needs good drainage. Water weekly, or better yet, use the Bower & Branch™ Water Element to deliver just the right amount of moisture to your tree throughout the growing season. Unlike many Flowering Dogwood trees, the Japanese Kousa Dogwood is highly resistant to disease—most importantly, the dreaded anthracnose that has threatened so many of our native Dogwoods—so you can rest easy with Elizabeth Lustgarten.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 4-7 business days.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
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