Dogwood Seeds, Kousa “Milky Way” - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Dogwood Seeds, Kousa “Milky Way”

(Cornus kousa chinensis var. "Milky Way") Deciduous. Zones 4 - 8.

This easy to grow, beauty of a tree shows an abundance of stunning white flower bracts in mid-late spring, giving way to edible custard-like berries in the fall.

Dogwood flowers are deceiving in that are actually quite small, but are surrounded by the petal-like leaves, called bracts, that we think of as blooms. This little known food tree is fast growing and reaches 20 feet in height.


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 8

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall Tree

Growth RateSlow - Medium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 70 - 90%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Average, well draining. Prefers cooler roots, so mulch for Summer.



For best results, direct sow seeds outdoors in the Fall.  If sowing indoors…

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 150 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for moisture and early germination

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/4”-1/2” deep. Alternating soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C) aids germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 60 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $5.99

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