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.



- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 150 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Stratify Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 150 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 


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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