Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree (Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’)

Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree


What is Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree

A cultivar of the Kousa Dogwood, the Milky Way is a small, deciduous flowering tree that suits almost any landscape location.

The Milky Way delights with a vase-shaped habit in the early years, eventually transitioning to a more rounded silhouette. Late spring brings showy blooms with white bracts and yellow-green pops of color. In summer, the flowers give way to berry-like pink fruit that lasts into fall, bringing graceful wildlife like birds and butterflies to your garden. In autumn, foliage turns a blazing red-orange.

Visual interest throughout the spring, summer, and fall means that the Milky Way Dogwood Tree is a choice selection for home gardeners, transforming your yard into the best on the block.

Merging easy-growing benefits with unmatched elegance, the Milky Way Dogwood is unlike any other variety. And not only do you get these unparalleled features, but you also get bigger blooms, bigger fruit, and bigger color than ever before.

We’ve grown and nurtured your Milky Way Dogwood so that it gives you years of beautiful growth and success. You won’t get the same experience from your local big-box garden center.

The only catch? Buying a Milky Dogwood of your own before they’re gone. Get your Milky Way Dogwood Tree today!

Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree (Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way') Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way'

How to Grow and Care for Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree

Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree (Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-8 outdoors


Choose a planting site that receives full sunlight (about six hours of sun) or filtered shade. Dogwood trees are highly adaptable to many soil types, but they thrive in moist, fertile soils high in organic matter.

Dig a hole that is three times the diameter of your tree’s root ball and of equal depth. Place your tree in the planting hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground. Adjust your tree’s position/angle then use the original soil to back fill the planting hole. Water the area immediately to settle the soil.


It’s best to water your tree once or twice a week. Be sure to water correctly – light green leaves are a sign of overwatering, while drooping leaves can signify both over- and under-watering. Generally, you’ll want to water until the soil is moist 2 to 3 inches down.


If you choose to fertilize, do so sparingly in April or May. Any general-purpose fertilizer will work.

Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree (Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’) Details

Common name Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree
Botanical name Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Milky Way'
Plant type Flowering Trees
Hardiness zone 4-8 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 15-20 ft.
Width 15-20 ft.