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Little Poncho Dogwood Standard

A shock of extraordinary color

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  • Dwarf variety for big impact in small spaces
  • Large, showy flowers
  • Multi-season interest—flowers, fruit and fall color
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 5-8
  • Flowering Date: Early summer (June)
  • Ship As: 2-3' STANDARD
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Little Poncho Dogwood Standard

Finally, you can fit in one of the most stunning ornamental trees even if your garden has little available real-estate. In an absolutely perfect setting, this true dwarf has reached up to 10' tall, but it'll more likely grow to around 8' tall. You can even keep this as a potted patio plant in zones 7-8, though you'll need to bring it into a garage for winter in zone 6. It's an overachiever when it comes to beauty, too. It'll deliver generous amounts of larger-than-average flowers. As a kousa dogwood, it blooms a little later in the season than any native varieties you have, followed by unusual, spiky red-orange fruits. It's a good fall feature, too, as the leaves change to red and scarlet. Here's a cool bonus, you can actually eat fruit from a kousa dogwood. Be sure to wait until the skin is fully red and the flesh is a pumpkin color, otherwise its taste is astringent. When ripe, it is sweet and delightful. Cornus kousa 'Little Poncho'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameCornus kousa 'Little Poncho'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK FL GU HI PR
  • Spread5 - 6 feet
  • Spacing5 - 6 feet
  • Hardiness Zone5-8
  • Flowering DateEarly summer (June)
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower FormFlower bracts that are pointed at the tips rather than rounded like cornus florida.
  • Foliage TypeOvate, wavy margined leaves. Dark green in color, red-orange and scarlet tones in fall.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, humus rich soil that is neutral to acidic.
  • Watering RequirementPrefers consistent moisture in hot/dry conditions.
  • PruningTo shape if desired. Remove broken and crossed branches.
  • Shipped2-3' STANDARD
  • Height/Habit8 - 10 feet
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate.
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