Japanese Flowering Dogwood

Benthamidia japonica

  • Japanese Flowering Dogwood
  • Japanese Flowering Dogwood
  • Japanese Flowering Dogwood
  • Japanese Flowering Dogwood
  • Japanese Flowering Dogwood
  • Japanese Flowering Dogwood
  • Flower name
    Japanese Flowering Dogwood
  • Scientific name
    Benthamidia japonica
  • AliasJapanese Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood, Kousa Dogwood Japanese , 山法師, Benthamidia japonica
  • Place of originJapan and the Korean peninsula
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Japanese Flowering Dogwood

Cornus kousa (Yamaboushi, Scientific name: Cornus kousa) is native to Japan, and it is a deciduous subtropical tree of the family Cornaceae. During the rainy season to early summer, flowers like small {{dogwood}} (actually 4 total bract fragments) are made to bloom. The true flower is a round flower stalk in the center (one gathered with a large number of light yellow florets globally). Fruits that ripe in the autumn can be eaten.

Common name: Cornus kousa, aka: Yamaboushi, Japanese Flowering Dogwood, Place of origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, Plant height: 500 to 1000 cm, leaf shape: egg shape, leaf order: opposite, leaves margin: wavy, flower color (unobtrusive part of center): light yellow, total bract color (part like flower): white, total Fruit type: fruit type: fruit type, fruit type: September, fruit color: red, fruit shape: spherical shape, fruit shape: Fruit diameter: 2 to 3 cm, food availability: number of seeds: 1 to 4, use: street trees, park trees, garden trees, equipment materials, fruits.


  • Eye
    Cornales
  • Family
    Cornaceae
  • Genus
    Cornus
  • Species
    C. kousa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeDeciduous arborescence
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height500.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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