This is the story of a Cornus Kousa tree which grows at our new home. I have never had success growing this Cornus in the past, so I had no high expectations at our new home in British Columbia.
I noticed many dogwoods in bloom in our area in early April. When ours did nothing much, I was concerned. I talked to a lady at a small nearby nursery and she commented that I should be patient. Hmmm. I tried.
By mid April I noticed a few buds, certainly no flowers.
In May there were greenish blooms, very small ones. Was my tree diseased?
These blooms lasted a very very long time too! More than a month later, I photographed them turning pink. That was on June 25th!
It was in the first week of August that I noticed the fruit. I was really enjoying studying my small tree!
Just the other day I observed some of the green fruit changing color. It is now August 27th and once again I am enjoying a new phase. Not only the fruits but the stems are turning bright pink. What fun!