Young Large-flowered Japanese Dogwood tree | Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'


Abundantly blooming with an abundance of creamy white bracts. That is the most striking characteristic of the Cornus kousa 'Milky Way,' also known as the Large-flowered Japanese Dogwood.

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Can be planted throughout the year

Abundant Blooms

The Cornus kousa 'Milky Way,' also known as the Large-flowered Japanese Dogwood, is a variety that blooms abundantly, a rich flowering variant of the Cornus kousa Chininsis.


Growth Habit

The Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' is a slow-growing tree, often found in a multi-stemmed form. However, we also provide it as a young tree.


Leaf Color and Shape

The leaf of the Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' is green, oval-shaped, and hangs a bit downward on the tree.



In the months of June-July, the Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' blooms with beautiful creamy white flowers, which are actually bracts forming around the small green flowers.



From August onwards, the Japanese Dogwood produces fruits that are pink-red in color, somewhat resembling strawberries in shape.


Autumn Coloration

In the fall, the leaves turn to beautiful shades of purple-red before falling from the tree.



The Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' prefers a sunny or partially shaded spot in the garden. It thrives well in a fertile, well-draining soil.



As for pruning, this tree requires little, only applying shaping pruning if desired.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Mature Height

    6-8 meters
  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun semi-shade
  • Fruits

    Pink-red edible fruits
  • Evergreen

    Not evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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