PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Kousa Dogwood

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Cornus kousa / Cornaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Chinese dogwood,Korean Dogwood,[3][4][5] and Japanese dogwood.[

CONDITIONS: partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

     

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

 

 

 

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Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and juicy, it is very nice in small quantities. Very seedy. The skin is rather tough and unpleasant, but the pulp is delicious with a custard-like texture, it is one of our favourite late summer fruits. The fruit is about 2cm in diameter. Young leaves - cooked.(1) Fruit can get dry and mealy.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Additionally, the fruit may have anti-tumor activity.(2)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:  Wood - very hard and heavy. Used for mallets etc.(1) The dogwood is known to make stiff skewers and dogwood is from Dag where we also get the word dagger.(2)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Cornus+kousa
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/cornus-kousa-a-dog-gone-good-dogwood-2
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_kousa
  4. http://eattheplanet.org/kousa-dogwood-fruit