Definition of kousa dogwood
- Spring finds kousa dogwood at its most dramatically beautiful. It is then that the large, white blossoms—each up to 4 inches across—unfold in profusion from branches at the top of the tree right down to those near the ground.
- —Lee Reich, Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times, 1 Oct. 2010
- When kousas are young, they have an upright, vase-like shape. But mature trees … develop an even more appealing horizontal layered look.
- —Christine Arpe Gang, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee), 15 Sept. 2006